Agronomy Conference Awards

 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.

Newly-elected president Bruce Searle presented several awards at the Gisborne conference.

James Millner (top) of Massey University won the Agronomy Society prize for best overall presenter for his paper “Forage quality of sorghum, sudan grass, sorghum x sudan grass and pearl millet cultivars”.

Christina Marshall (bottom), a graduate student at Massey University won the Agronomy Society prize for best student presenter for her paper “Determining the identity of New Zealand Kamokamo”. Christina also received the Student Travel award to attend the conference.

Posted: Mon 16 Jan 2012