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2020-22 Journal Papers

All papers produced during the three covid-19 pandemic affected years (2020, 2021 & 2022) are published on this page. 

The cancelled Conferences for 2020 and 2021 were to have been held in Invercargill, and the 2022 Conference is still scheduled for Invercargill.

2020 Journal Papers

Invercargill was to have been the location for the 50th Annual Conference of the Agronomy Society (combined with the Grassland Association and the Society of Animal Production).  This was scheduled for November 2020, but was cancelled as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic.  However, the Society encouraged authors to still submit the written version of their papers which went through the standard editorial process including being referreed by two subject experts.  Authors were to have had the opportunity to present their papers listed below orally at the 2021 Conference also scheduled for Invercargill.  However, this was also cancelled (please refer below).  Finally authors from 2020, 2021 & 2022 will have a further opportunity to present their papers listed below orally at the 2022 Conference still scheduled for Invercargill.

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 1.

Adapting forages to climate changes and lower environmental footprint

N. Davies, M.J. Carena and P. Rolston pp. 1-13

 2.

Yara N-tester chlorophyll meter calibration: a prequel

E. Chakwizira, A.E. Dawson and A. Stafford pp. 15-24

 3.

Innovative procedures of data preparation to ensure data integrity for crop modelling

J. Liu, M. George, A. J. Michel, N. Arnold, I. Sorensen, H. Brown and R. Zyskowski pp. 25-35

 4.

A non-destructive method of individual leaf area estimation for potato

J.S. Oliveira, H.E. Brown, A. Gash and D.J. Moot pp. 37-45

 5.

Winter cover crop mixtures for increasing nitrate uptake and improving soil aggregation

M.I. Voice, B.C. Kinney and V.L. Kinsman pp. 47-56

 6.

Effects of an organic seed treatment on the growth and yield of maize in the field

F. Milford-Cottam, P.S. Oliver and D.M. Thomas pp. 57-65

 7.

Plant-to-plant variation in New Zealand maize under No-Till management footprint

G.M. Pellow and A.W. Holmes pp. 67-79

 8.

Productivity and quality of kale, swede, fodder beet and maize in Manawatu

A.M. Thant, J.P. Millner, C.R. McGill and R. Tsimba pp. 81-93

 9.

Relative Epichloë endophyte fungal biomass in ryegrass tillers grown pre and post vernalization

I. Rinklake, A. James, L. Brownfield, R. Macknight and C. Eady pp. 95-107

 10.

Evaluation of tillage practices for maize in a rotation system for market gardening in the Waikato region of New Zealand

H. van Zyl and A. Holmes pp. 109-117

2021 Journal Papers

The 51st Agronomy Society Conference (combined with the Grassland Association and the Society of Animal Production) was again scheduled to be held at Invercargill in November 2021, and again in February 2022 but both times was again cancelled as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic.  However, like in 2020, the Society encouraged authors to still submit the written version of their papers which went through the standard editorial process including being referreed by two subject experts.  Authors from both the planned 2020 & 2021 Conferences will have the opportunity to present their papers listed below orally at the November 2022 Conference still scheduled for Invercargill.

Please click on the title of interest to download the file.  You can download the latest version of Adobe Reader (to open the PDF files) here.

 1.

The effect of defoliation frequency and height on plantain and chicory-based swards

L.M. Cranston, P.R. Kenyon, S.T. Morris, N. Lopez-Villalobos and P.D. Kemp pp. 1-12

 2.

The benefit of precision planted, pelletised swede seed when sown in cultivated soil in Canterbury and Southland

W.W. Nichol, H. Mulcock, T. Hore, E. Butcher and B. Young pp. 13-21

 3.

The impact of different post-harvest residue management practices on a tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) seed crop with full straw load retained

L. Jones, R.E. Sim, J.G. Hampton, M.P Rolston and M. Kelly pp. 23-33

 4.

Water use efficiency of raphanobrassica and forage rape

E. Chakwizira, S. Maley and A. Dumbleton pp. 35-46

 5.

Sowing strategy of winter-sown oats catch crops affects crop development and nitrogen uptake

A.J. Michel, B.J. Malcolm, S. Maley and H.K. Jenkins pp. 47-58

 6.

Does the timing and rate of magnesium fertilisers affect yield and quality of winter wheat?

T.P. Brooker, A.E. Dawson and C.G. Field pp. 59-66

7.

Growth and dry matter accumulation of three hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) cultivars sown on three dates in Canterbury

H.M. Wulff, T. Ryan-Salter, M. P. Andreucci, N. Pyke, M. Collie and D.J. Moot pp. 67-83

2022 Journal Papers

The 52nd Agronomy Society Conference (combined with the Grassland Association and the Society of Animal Production) is still scheduled to be held at Invercargill in November 2022...