President's update

 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.

Dr Bruce Searle is the newly-elected president of the Agronomy Society of New Zealand.  Bruce is the leader of the Field Crops team at Plant & Food Research, and has a background in crop physiology and modelling.  At the recent Agronomy conference Bruce highlighted the contribution members make.  “Agronomy underpins primary production, so we have an important role to play in the country’s future by helping our farmers to be both economically viable and environmentally responsible”.  He replaces Professor Bruce McKenzie, who has served the society as president for the past 8 years.

Posted: Mon 16 Jan 2012