2014 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 44th Agronomy Society Conference held at Alexandra, Central Otago in 2014.  Please click on the title of interest to download the file:

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Effects of timing of drought stress on grain yield of feed wheat

E. Chakwizira, H. E. Brown, E.D. Meenken, R. N. Gillespie, S. Maley, M. J. George, A. J. Michel and S. J. Dellow  pp. 1-13


Biomass accumulation and recovery of dual-purpose crops in a dryland environment

J.I. McCormick, L.J.G. Martin and A.F.J. Gash  pp. 15-25


The effect of planting date on maize: silage yield, starch content, and leaf area

R. Tsimba, G.O. Edmeades, J.P. Millner, P.D. Kemp and N.J. Morris  pp. 27-35


The Ballance Agri-Nutrients brassica calculator - improvement of the turnip model

E. Chakwizira, S. Sinton, J.B. Reid, R.F. Zyskowski and E.D. Meenken  pp. 37-47


Methane production from biofuel crops grown in New Zealand

L.H.J. Kerckhoffs, S. Trolove, S. Heubeck and R. Renquist  pp. 49-60


Reduced stem length increases perennial ryegrass seed yield

R.J. Chynoweth, J.A.K. Trethewey, M.P. Rolston and B.L. McCloy  pp. 61-70


Cardinal temperatures and vernalisation requirements for a selection of vegetables for seed production

J.I. McCormick, R.A. Goodger and R.J. Chynoweth  pp. 71-83


Seed potato physiological age and crop establishment

J.S. Oliveira, D.J. Moot and H.E. Brown  pp. 85- 93


Effects of simulated rainfall on two contrasting metaldehyde slug baits

M.J. Wilson, D.J. Wilson, G. Burch and B. Cotching  pp. 95-101