2017 Agronomy Conference

2017 Agronomy Conference

The 2017 Agronomy Society Conference will be held jointly with the NZ Grassland Association in Whanganui from November 7-9, 2017.

Papers were called for on all aspects of crop agronomy that relate to our theme “Production challenges - the role of genetics, environment and management”.

Topics of interest that were invited included (but were not limited too):
- Redesigning production systems
- Water allocation and crop water use
- Delivering higher value crops
- Climate change and adaptation
- Modelling crops and pastures
- Precision technologies and applications
- Seed, vegetable and forage production

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. 


Robert Southward & Svetla Sofkova-Bobcheva on the Local Organising Committee.