2003 Journal Papers

 Postponed - 50th Anniversary Symposium Wed/Thu 1-2 Sep 

Due to the current Covid-19 lockdown, unknown timing of alert level changes, and because we would prefer a face-to-face celebration of 50 years of the Society, the Agronomy Society Council took the decision on 25 Aug to postpone the 50th Anniversary symposium scheduled for next week (Wednesday/Thursday 1-2 Sep). 

The Symposium will be postponed until April 2022 (dates to be confirmed shortly).  A message will be sent out to sponsors, registrants & members on Thu 26 Aug.

Immediately below are PDF files of individual papers from the 33rd Agronomy Society Conference held at Palmerston North in 2003.  Please click on the title of interest to download the file:

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Aspects of agronomy of rakkyo (Allium chinense G. Don) in New Zealand

J.J.C. Scheffer, J.A. Douglas, C.M. Triggs, M.L. Shaw and J.A. McCallum pp. 1-8


Relationships between crown size at planting, yield and growth in strawberries

W.T. Bussell, I.L. Ennis, G.J. Pringle, F.A. Perry and C.M. Triggs pp. 9-12 


An evaluation of cauliflower cultivars for spring production in Auckland

C. Haokip, J.R. Lewthwaite and W.T. Bussell pp. 13- 14 


Fertiliser responses in potatoes - an overview of past Ravensdown research

M.D. Craighead and R.J. Martin pp. 15-25


Agronomic factors affecting the variability of squash fruit weight

B. Searle, R. Renquist and B. Bycroft pp. 27-34


Sowing date and fertiliser effects on sweet corn phenological development

A.L. Fletcher and D.J. Moot pp. 35-42


Timing and frequency of tine weeding inorganic wheat and pea crops

F. Dastgheib pp. 43-49


A field growing system to reduce sulphur uptake of a crop grown in a moderately high sulphur soil - preliminary report

S.N. Trolove and J.B. Reid pp. 51-59


Managing nitrogen during winter in organic and conventional vegetable cropping systems

P.H. Williams and C.S. Tregurtha pp. 61-67