2015 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 45th Agronomy Society Conference held at Masterton, Wairarapa in 2015.  Please click on the title of interest to download the file:

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Grain yield of winter feed wheat in response to sowing date and sowing rate

R.A. Craigie, H.E. Brown and M. George pp. 1-8


Comparison of continuous and spot measurements of radiation interception in barley

E. Chakwizira, E.D. Meenken, M.J. George, H.E. Brown, A.J. Michel and R.N. Gillespie pp. 9-23


Managing whole crop cereal silage yield and profitability of autumn-sown crops

M.E. Arnaudin, J.M. de Ruiter, S. Maley and N.B. Pyke pp. 25-37


Automated measurement of crop water balances under a mobile rain-exclusion facility

A.J. Michel, H.E. Brown, R.N. Gillespie, M.J. George and E.D. Meenken pp. 39-46


Trends in New Zealand herbage seed production: 2004 -2014

R.J. Chynoweth, N.B. Pyke, M.P. Rolston and M. Kelly pp. 47-56


Determining sources of variation in yield assessments of fodder beet crops in New Zealand: how many samples are needed?

S.J. Gibbs, S. Hodge, B. Saldias, D. Walsh, C. Hastings, N. Williams, P. Davis, C. Trotter, J.M. de. Ruiter, S. Waugh and D. Williams pp. 57-69