We’re pleased to announce that early bird registration is now open for the joint Agronomy Society and NZ Grasslands conferences that will be held this year at the Wanganui Racecourse, corner Purnell & Ingestre Streets, Whanganui. The events will run from November 7 to 9 and incorporate a wide range of keynotes, research summaries and field tours (including one with a specific agronomy focus). The Agronomy field trip will be visiting Malteurop, the malting barley plant in Marton plus the large Waitatapia Station co-owned by Hew Dalrymple, near Bulls. At Waitatapia Station we will be looking at a range of crops such as malting barley, seed barley, seed oats, maize, onions, potatoes, peas, etc; ongoing drainage/wetland & recontouring development; a fluxmeter nutrient monitoring trial; and we will probably weave in discussions on min. tillage/zero tillage & variable rate irrigation.
Click here to register and for more details on the conference including accommodation options.
The draft conference programme
shows up to 3 concurrent sessions with Grassland Association talks & events in green & Agronomy Society events in blue and will allow you to get a flavour of the event. If you are a current Agronomy Society member you will be eligible for the discounted registration fee, which should populate automatically from your email address.
We look forward to working with you to make this event another success!
Agronomy Society Council.