8. Wheat limits to prod.

 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 Agronomy Society of New Zealand Special Publication No. 8 published in 1993 from the Wheat Symposium: Limits to production and quality held at Lincoln University, Canterbury on 2 July 1992.

Please click on the title of interest to download the file:

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Focus on the Future


Wheat symposium 1992: Opening comments

H. Bezar p. 1


The changing face of the wheat industry

M.W. Dunbier pp. 3-5


The place of wheat growing in the New Zealand economy

D.W. Ritchie pp. 7-9


New Zealand wheat growing: an international perspective

R. Bates pp. 11-16


Export of wheat grain

C.M. Gilbert pp. 17-19


Export of value added wheat products

T.N. Lindley pp. 21-23

Limits to Production and Quality


Physiological and agronomic limits to wheat yield and quality

P.D. Jamieson and D.R. Wilson pp. 25-32


Genetic constraints to improvements for wheat productivity and quality

W.B. Griffin and D.S.C. Wright pp. 33-46


Soil fertility limitations to wheat yield and quality

W.R. Scott, R.J. Martin and K.R. Stevenson pp. 47-56


How water availability affects wheat yield and quality

A. Davoren pp. 57-61


Effects of diseases and pests on yield and quality of wheat

M.G. Cromey, I.C. Harvey, M. Braithwaite, J.A.K. Farrell and S. Ganev pp. 63-71


Wheat production and quality in practice: Wheat growing with irrigation

P.K. Jarman pp. 73-74


Wheat production and quality in practice: Wheat growing on dryland medium soils

R.E. McDowell pp. 75-77


Wheat production and quality in practice: Wheat growing in South Canterbury

J.L. Chapman pp. 79-80


Management for the wheat crop

B.L. McCloy pp. 81-83


The importance of sowing depth for Otane and Batten wheat

S. Hines, M. Andrews and D.W. Jack pp. 85-86


The contribution of private sector plant improvement programmes to the New Zealand wheat industry

M.J. Kelly, W.S. Green and N.E. Cameron pp. 87-89


Wheat growth stage chart