2017 Journal Papers

Our recent 50th Anniversary celebrated our past and looked to the future... Our thanks to the Symposium's 18 sponsors, 31 speakers & 172 registrants for making it such a success.

Immediately below are PDF files of individual papers from the 47th Agronomy Society Conference held at Whanganui in 2017.  Please click on the title of interest to download the file: 

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Nitrogen uptake and nitrate-nitrogen accumulation in forage kale grown under varying amounts of water and nitrogen fertiliser in shallow soils

E. Chakwizira, J.M. de Ruiter and S. Maley pp. 1-12


Pasture brome (Bromus valdivianus) leaf growth physiology: a six-leaf grass species

I.P. Ordóñez, I.F. López, P.D. Kemp, D.J. Donaghy, P. Herrmann, F. Hernández and S. Bhatia pp. 13-22


A possible sustainable harvesting regime for poroporo (Solanum aviculare)

W.T. Bussell and C.M. Triggs pp. 23-27


Stem yield response of annual ryegrass to stem shortening plant growth regulators

J.W.L. Heney, M.P. Rolston, R.J. Chynoweth and B.L. McCloy pp. 29-36


Effect of variable rate lime applications on autumn sown barley performance

A.W. Holmes and G. Jiang pp. 37-45


Plant density effects on yield parameters of three industrial hemp cultivars in the Manawatu

L.H.J. Kerckhoffs, S. O’Neill, R. Barge and E. Kawana-Brown pp. 47-54


Effect of sowing date on forage rape seed quality

M. Rashid, J.G. Hampton, J.A.K. Trethewey and M.P. Rolston pp. 55-64


Establishment methods of oat catch crops after winter forage grazing

B. Malcolm, E. Teixeira, P. Johnstone, S. Maley, J. de Ruiter and E. Chakwizira pp. 65-77


Growing edible Taro in Waikato streams: effects of frost events

A. Parshotam, V. Parshotam and O.M. Parshotam pp. 79-92