Invitation to Submit

On behalf of the Organising Committee of the Australian Society of Agronomy, I invite you to submit a paper for the 19th Australian Agronomy Conference to be held in Wagga Wagga, NSW from 25 – 29 August 2019.

This Call for Papers follows a successful call for Expressions of Interest and aims to attract interest in a wide range of topics relevant to crops, pasture and forages, farming systems, and land and water management.

Due to their success at the previous three conferences, short oral presentations (3 minute presentation, 2 minute questions), will be in place of posters. Papers presented as both oral presentations and short orals will be refereed and included in the Abstracts and Proceedings, and will be classified as normal Conference publications.

We look forward to receiving your paper and meeting with you in Wagga Wagga in 2019

Dr Jeff McCormick
President, Australian Society of Agronomy

Theme

The conference theme Cells to satellites highlights the integrative nature of agronomy. Each of us work across a range of disciplines to optimise crop or pasture production for productivity and profitability. We have an increasing number of tools available to increase the precision and accuracy of our work; whether it is at the “cellular” level where DNA is mapped and biochemistry is unravelled or using “satellites” for remote sensing or guidance. The opportunities for enhancing our agronomy research is boundless.

9 January 2019

Call for Papers – Paper Submissions open online

15 March 2019

Paper Submission Due

May 2019

Paper Submission Notifications Emailed

May 2019

Conference Program Released

Paper Template

 Paper Template

Use this Word Template to prepare your submission.

Presentation Portal

 Presentation Portal

Please click here to upload your paper

Submissions

Authors are invited to submit four-page papers for possible inclusion in the conference program.

All submission are due by 1 March 2019 and can  be submitted electronically via the 2019 Agronomy Conference Presentation Portal.

The word template is provided, incorporating the formatting guidelines, which must be used for the preparation of four-page papers.

All presenters will be required to register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fee.  Unless agreed to by the organising committee, presenters need to meet their own travel and accommodation costs.

Review

Four-page papers will be externally reviewed to meet the requirements of a referred conference paper.  Authors who submit a paper for the 2019 Agronomy Conference will be expected to review up to 5 submissions.

The review process will also be used by the conference program committee for recommendation on presentation formats.

All accepted four-page papers will be published electronically in the Conference proceedings.

Presentation Formats

We invite you to submit papers in the formats below. While you will be asked to indicate your preferred presentation format, the Program Committee may accept the paper in the alternative format. The Program Committee will allocate accepted papers to the program taking into account the quality of each paper, the balance of the program and the relevance to the overall conference theme.

Oral Presentations
Oral presentations will be allocated 10 minutes for presentation plus 5 minutes for questions.

Short Oral Presentations
Short oral presentations will be allocated 3 minutes for presentation plus 2 minutes for questions.

Submission Procedure

  1. Prepare your paper
    Prepare your four-page paper on the relevant Word template below.
  2. Enter your contact details
    Go to the 2019 Agronomy Conference Presenter Portal (above) to enter your contact details.
  3. Enter your paper details
    Enter the details for each paper you are submitting and upload the associated Word document.

Paper Template

 Paper Template

Use this Word Template to prepare your submission.

Presenters Registration

All presenters will be required to register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fee. Presenters also need to meet their own travel and accommodation costs.

Audiovisual Equipment

Each lecture room will be equipped for the presentation of Power Point slides and include a data projector, computer (with external speakers), lectern and microphone. Other audiovisual aids, such as Overhead Projectors, are not available

Presentation Files

Video and audio clips should be embedded in your Power Point slides rather than linking to external files.

Presenters will take their Power Point slides to the conference on a memory stick, where an audiovisual technician will load your presentation.

All slides will be run from a central presentation computer. However, if you have a complex presentation, which includes multiple media files, we suggest you bring your own laptop as a backup in case of difficulties loading your presentation.

Host

The Australian Society of Agronomy is the professional body for agronomists in Australia. It has approximately 500 active members drawn from government, universities, research organisations and the private sector.

Photo Credits

David Marland Photography david_marland@hotmail.com Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, Charles Sturt University

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