2008 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 38th Agronomy Society Conference held at Blenheim, Marborough in 2008.  Please click on the title of interest to download the file:

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Agronomy  Society Papers


Simulating maize growth and development grown using plastic mulch

A.L. Fletcher, D.R. Wilson, H.E. Brown, F.Y. Li and R.F. Zyskowski  pp. 1-10


Effect of irrigation on growth and nitrogen accumulation of Kabuli chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) and narrow-leaved lupin (Lupinus angustifolius L.)

S. Kang, B.A. McKenzie and G.D. Hill  pp. 11-32


High weaned lamb live weight gains on herbs

K.P. Golding, P.D. Kemp, P.R. Kenyon and S.T. Morris  pp. 33-39


Improving field pea yields on farm in Canterbury

R.J. Martin, D.R. Wilson, R.C. Butler, M.U. Riddle, A.C. Russell, D. Catherwood, M.H. Beare, R.E. Falloon, S.L.H. Viljanen-Rollinson, C.S. Tregurtha and N.B. Pyke  pp. 41-49


Effect of sowing date on weed spectrum in field peas

Z. Munakamwe, G.D. Hill and B.A. McKenzie  pp. 51-59


Effect of planting population and planting date on growth and development of kumara cultivar Owairaka Red

S. Shaw, T. van de Westelaken, I. Sorrenson, B. Searle and D. Hederley  pp. 61-68


A comparison of three methods of magnesium application to grapes

S.N. Trolove, S. Wheeler and A. Spiers  pp. 69-76