2011 Agronomy Conference - a great success

 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.

Members of the Grasslands Association and Agronomy Society met from November 8-10 in Gisborne for their respective annual conferences. A wide variety of cropping and pastoral topics were discussed, and a number of visits made to local farmers in the region.

Past president Bruce McKenzie reported that the agronomy sessions were well attended by delegates from across NZ.

Nick Pyke, Chief Executive of the Foundation for Arable Research also addressed the group, outlining challenges and research opportunities for the arable industry in the years ahead.

Posted: Mon 16 Jan 2012