Agronomy Branch Reports

Published 1968 - 1980

From 1968 to 1980 the Department of Agriculture (to 1975) and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (1975–1979) issued reports prepared by the Agronomy Branch in Adelaide. These contain a wide range of research, extension and study reports associated with cereal, pasture and various seed crops.

Included are Agronomy Branch’s annual reports for 1969/70–1978/79 inclusively, which were published as Reports 18, 30, 43, 49, 58, 69, 74, 89, 100 and 110. Reports 87 and 106 were never published, while Report no. [19.2] resulted from a misnumbering (or a number not being issued).

In 2006 the reports listed below were scanned as electronic text files (image only) from the collection of Agronomy Branch reports held in the Woolhouse Library of the University of Adelaide (Waite campus, South Australia). The titles are from the title page (viewed between 23 and 29 May 2006). Each can be downloaded as a PDF file from the University of Adelaide’s Internet website. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view/print the PDF file.

Number

Agronomy Branch Report Title

Year

Author/s

1

Potassium Fertiliser Use in South Australia

1968

P.M. Barrow

2

Lucerne Seed Production in South Australia 1968

1968

D. Ragless

W.O. Coleman

3

Skeleton Weed (Chondrilla juncea L.) in South Australia

1968

A.F.Tideman

R.T.M. Wood

S. Hogg

4

Aerial Agriculture in South Australia 1968

1968

P.R. Birks

5

Three Studies of Barley Stored in Bulk, 1965-1967

1968

J.B. Doolette

P.T. Sanders

6

The toxicity of maldison on Wheat to Various curculionids

1969

P.R. Birks

7

Farmer Experiences With the Econ Fodder Roller in the Lower South East of South Australia

1969

R.C. Hagerstrom

8

The extension Programme for Hill Country Improvement in South Australia: Progress Report 1966-1968

1969

J.D. McAuliffe

C. Phillips

9

Biology and Control of Austroicetes cruciata, the Small Plague Grasshopper, 1966-68

1969

P.R. Birks

J.W. Goode

10

Agricultural Research in the South-east of South Australia and Adjacent Areas of Victoria - Crop Production (includes bibliographical references)

1969

P.M. Barrow

11

Agricultural Research in the South-east of South Australia and Adjacent Areas of Victoria - Pasture Production (includes bibliographical references)

1969

P.S. Cocks

E.D. Higgs

12

The biology of Desiantha caudata, Pasc., (fam. Curculionidae), the Cereal Curculio (includes bibliographical references)

1969

P.G. Allen

13

HCB Residues in Wheat

1970

P.R. Gunner

14

Agricultural Potential of Four Areas on Eyre Peninsula, 1969

1969

J.D. McAuliffe

K.J. Holden

15

Agricultural Potential of the Area Proposed to be Supplied With Water from the Polda-Kimba Pipeline, 1969

1969

J.D. McAuliffe

K.G. Bicknell

16

The Agricultural Potential of Kangaroo Island, 1970

1970

F.C. Gross

17

Minor Agricultural Crops in South Australia

1970

Officers of Agronomy Branch

19

Dryland Lucerne Research and Extension in N.S.W. and A.C.T – 1970

1970

M.V. Smith

19.2

Research Projects and Personnel

1970

Pastures Research Section

20

Investigations on Drainage and Irrigation at Long Flat, 1960–1968

1971

P.J. Cole

21

Field Day on Utilisation of Dryland Lucerne Pastures, Kynoch Station, via Keith, South Australia

1970

M.V. Smith

22

1969/70 Distribution of Mice in South Australia and Broad-acre Treatment for Mice

1971

P.G. Allen

J.D. McAuliffe

23

Frost Damage in Cereals, 1970

1971

K.G. Bicknell

P.D. Fairbrother

F.C. Gross

24

Cloud Seeding Operations – 1968

1971

J.D. McAuliffe

D.W. Kidd

25

Where is Agricultural Extension Going?: a report on the Extension Session held during Branch Conference, 1971

1971

P.M.S. Potter

26

Seed Certification: 1970–71 Seasonal Report

1971

D. Ragless

27

Possible Future Roles of the South Australian Herbage Seed Industry

1971

E.D. Higgs

28

Legumes

1971

P.M. Kloot

J.H. Dawes

29

Grasses

1972

P.M. Kloot

J.H. Dawes

31

Cereal Responses to Nitrogen Fertilisers and Herbicide Treatments on Skeleton Weed Infested Land in the Murray Mallee Region of South Australia

1971

R.M. Wood

32

Investigations into the Use of Herbicides as Aids to Pasture Establishment on Skeleton Weed Land in the Murray Mallee

1971

R.M. Wood

33

Pasture Establishment and Pasture Competition Experiments on Soils Infested with Skeleton Weed in the Murray Mallee of South Australia

1971

R.M. Wood

34

Investigation into Seed Production, Marketing and Other Matters in Europe and the U.S.A.

1971

E.D. Higgs

35

Sitonahumeralis Steph. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in South Australia

1971

P.G. Allen

36

Parasites of Sitonahumeralis Steph. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

1971

P.G. Allen

37

The Distribution and Weediness of African Daisy (Seneciopterophorus) in South Africa

1972

A.F. Tideman

38

DDT Analysis of Oat Samples from the Upper South East of South Australia

1972

P.R. Birks

Y.P. Lim

R.B. Jenkins

39

The use of diuron for the Control of Annual Weeds in Cereal Crops (wheat and barley)

1972

M.J. Catt

G.B. Baldwin

40

South Australian Department of Agriculture, Agronomy Branch Extension Report: 1971–72 Season

1972

G.D. Webber

41

Seed Certification: 1971–72 Seasonal Report

1972

D. Ragless

42

Oil Seed Rape Surveys, Trials and Demonstration Results – 1971–72

1972

Agricultural Advisers

44

The biology of Sitona Species With Particular Reference to S. Humeralis

1973

J. Moulden

45

Seed Inspection Handbook

1973

D. Ragless

R.M. Kain

46

The Potential for Export of Seeds to the Mediterranean Basin

1973

D. Ragless

47

Principles, Practices & New Developments in Plant Protection

1973

G.B. Baldwin

P. Birks

A.J. Dube

48

Report on Herbage Seed Production: 1972–73 Season

1973

D. Ragless

50

Breeding Perennial Grasses for South Australia: with Special Reference to Fescue Arundinaces Schreb. (tall fescue)

1973

G.W. Lawton

51

Mini-Conference: Annual Medics: Establishment, Management and General Utilization

1973

E.J. Crawford

52

Plant Breeders’ Rights: a Discussion of Some of the Issues Related to Introducing Plant Breeders’ Rights in Australia

1974

E.D. Higgs

53

The production of Certified Seeds in South Australia During the Period, 1960–1973: a Statistical Summary

1974

D. Ragless

54

Paravivo: a Long Lived Winter Growing Lucerne

1974

E.J. Crawford

55

Coping With Change: a Report on the Branch Conference, 1st-4th April, 1974

1974

N.R. Matz

D. Swincer

56

A Summary of Bushfire Research 1964–1974 (conducted under the guidance of the Bushfire Research Committee and the Senior Weeds Officer, Department of Agriculture)

1974

L.T. Jacobs

SA Bushfire Research Committee

Agronomy Branch

57

Herbage Seed Production: 1973–74 Season

1974

D. Ragless

59

Overseas Study Tour, May 19th to July 31st 1974

1974

I.D. Kaehne

60

Overseas Study Tour Report: Field Crop Evaluation and Seed Production

1974

T.G. Heard

61

The Importance of Seed Quality

1974

D. Ragless

62

Sampling Methods and Life-table Data for Sitonahumeralis Stephens (Coleoptera: Curculiondae)

1975

J. Moulden

63

Kabatiella caulivora(Kirchn) Karak: the Causal Organism of Northern Anthracnose or Clover Scorch

1975

J. Johnsson

64

Phytotoxicity of mancozeb: (a literature review compiled before investigations into the poor emergence of mancozeb-treated cereals)

1975

J. Johnsson

65

Bushfire Control Plan: a report on the nature of the risks, hazards and desirable control measures of bushfires and other fires within and adjacent to the area of land under the control of the Monarto Development Commission at Monarto, South Australia

1975

B.J. Francis

66

Data bank and Gene Preservation in Annual Species of the Genus Medicago L.

1975

E.J. Crawford

67

Herbage Seed Production: 1974–75 Season

1975

G.E. Cooper

68

Agronomy Branch Mini Conference: Seed Quality and Production in Cereals and Other Crops, Walkerville, Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st July 1975

1975

M.R. Krause

B.J. Marshall

D. Ragless

70

Interstate Study Tour Report on Pasture Seed Production and Certification, 2nd to 15th November, 1974

1975

W.O. Coleman

71

Sequential Sampling for the Pasture Cockchafer Aphodius tasmaniae Hope (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in Pastures in South Australia’

Thesis (M.Ag.Sci.) University of Adelaide, 1975

1976

P.G. Allen

72

Some Observations on Weed Control in Canada: Report on Canadian visit

1975

C.R. Alcock

73

The Population of Culex annulirostris Along the River Murray in South Australia in 1975

1976

R. Laughlin

P. Allen

75

Certified Pasture Seed: Average Yield per Grower per Property per Year, 1966–1976

1975

J. Birrell

76

Barley in South Australia

1976

B.J. Marshall

77

South East Seed Industry Weed Control Activities – 1976

1976

S. Hogg

I. Simons

78

Seed Production Section Report for 1975–76

1976

D. Ragless

79

Management of Insect Pests in Agronomic Crops: a Study Tour

1978

P.G. Allen

80

Australian Demonstration Farm, ElMarj, Libyan Arabic Republic: Report on Operations for 1975/76 Season

1977

T. Dillon

K.G. Bicknell

81

A Review of Weed Control in the Arid Zone of South Australia Outside of Local Government Areas, 1945–1976

1977

A.W. Lewis

J.M. O’Neill

A.F. Tideman

82

Annual Pasture Legume Cultivar Demonstrations, 1977 Season

1977

N.M. Brooks

83

The Plague Locust Control Campaign – South Australia - 1976-77; Recommendations for the Future Control of the Plague Locust in South Australia

1977

South Australian Plague Locust Review Committee

84

The Australian Plague Locust Control Campaign of 1955

1977

J.D. McAuliffe

85

Harvesting of Medic Seed

1977

K.G. Boyce

C.A. Schubert

86

Harvesting Methods for Seedmaster Phalaris Seed Crops

1977

K.G. Boyce

W.O. Coleman

88

Botanical Composition and Productivity of Five Grazed Pastures on Kangaroo Island

1977

P.R. Gibson

90

Seed Production Section Report for 1977

1977

G.E. Cooper

91

Alternatives to DDT for the Control of Climbing Cutworm (Heliothis punctigerawallengr.) in Field Peas: Field Trial, Northfield, 1971

1977

Y.P. Lim

92

Alternatives to DDT for the Control of Heliothis punctigerawallengr. in Lucerne Crops

1977

Y.P. Lim

93

Alternatives to DDT for the Control of Climbing Cutworm (Heliothis punctigerawallengr.) in Field Peas: Field Trials, Rosedale, 1972; Narridy, 1972

1977

Y.P. Lim

94

Alternatives to DDT for the Control of Pea Weevil, Bruchuspisorum, (L) in Field Peas: Field Trials, Northfield 1970

1977

Y.P. Lim

95

Review of Research/Extension Needs of the Mixed Farming Areas of South Australia: Agronomy Branch Workshop, held at Hawker Conference Centre, Waite Agricultural Research Institute, August 24th & 25th 1977

1977

Agronomy Branch

96

The control of private development in rural areas of South Australia

1978

M.V. Smith

I.R. Lewis

97

Pasture Seed Production: a Comparison of Returns, 1978

1978

W.O. Coleman

A.J. Patterson

98

Ryegrasses

1978

P.M. Kloot

101

A Skeleton Weed Survey, 1976–1977

1977

G.M. Fromm

102

The production of Certified Seeds in South Australia During the Period 1973–1978: a Statistical Summary

1978

J.G. Pergoleto

103

Review of the Literature on the Genus Patasson (Hymenoptera mymaridae)

1978

D.C. Hopkins

104

A Study Tour, the Legume Aphids

1978

D. Swincer

105

Report of Visit to China for the Peking Agricultural Machinery Exhibition, October–November 1978

1978

G.D. Webber

107

A Survey of the Literature on the Blue-green Aphid (Acyrthos phonkondoi Shinji)

1979

C.L. Cordingley

108

Study Tour of North America, March–April, 1979

1980

A.R. Barr

109

Field Crop Agronomy Workshop: Held at Turretfield Research Centre, 8-9th November, 1979: Workshop Papers

1980

SA Agronomy Branch

111

Seed Section Report for 1977–78

1979

G.E. Cooper

112

Seed Section Report for 1978-79’

1979

G.E. Cooper

Prepared by:  Barry Philp
Date: August 2014