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.

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

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.


Click here to register online.

You will be asked to create a new record by entering in your email address and creating a password.

Presentation Formats

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

Oral Presentations
Oral presentations will be allocated 15 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.

Invitation to Submit

On behalf of the Organising Committee of the Australian Society of Agronomy, I invite you to submit an abstract for the 17th Australian Agronomy Conference to be held in Hobart from 20 – 24 September 2015 at Wrest Point Convention Centre.

The theme of the 2015 conference is Building Productive, Diverse and Sustainable Landscapes. This theme has been chosen as it reflects the role and importance of agronomy in all aspects of production agriculture and the wider environment. The theme is particularly relevant to this year’s conference host, Tasmania, as new opportunities and challenges are presented by substantial investment in new irrigation developments.

This Call for Abstracts 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 two 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 abstract and meeting with you in Hobart in September 2015.

Professor Holger Meinke
President, Australian Society of Agronomy


Authors are invited to submit abstracts for possible inclusion in the conference program. An initial abstract of 250 words must be submitted and acceptance of the abstract for presentation is subject to a paper (up to a maximum of 4 pages) being submitted. If a paper is not submitted the presentation will be withdrawn from the program.

Abstracts will be assessed by the Program Committee. Papers will be externally refereed.

Conference Themes

Abstracts are encouraged in the following sub-themes but all submissions relevant to Agronomy and the overall conference theme are invited:

  • Crops
  • Pasture and Forages
  • Farming Systems
  • Land and Water Management

Abstract Details

For each abstract you submit you will be asked to enter the following information:

Presentation title
Preferred presentation format
Name/s of author/s
Affiliation/s of author/s
Indicate the presenter
Short biography of the presenter

Submission Procedure

1. Prepare your abstract

Prepare your abstract on the relevant Word template above.

2. Enter your contact details

Go to the Agronomy 2015 Presentation Portal (above) to enter your contact details.

3. Enter your abstract details

Enter the details for each abstract you are submitting and upload the associated Word document.

30 June

Presenters Registration Due

10 July

Final Papers Due


Your final paper is due by 10 July. Use your access key to enter the portal and upload your revised Word document.


Use this Word Template to prepare your submission.

Uploading your Final Paper(s)


Authors will be emailed comments from the reviewers. The comments are also available via the Presentation Portal. The numbers in the comment fields below relate to the review criteria below, which will put the comments below in context. If a reviewer has not made any comments the section will be blank.

Uploading Your Final Version
ALL authors need to submit a revised and final version of their paper even if the reviewers have not recommended any changes. To ensure consistency please also upload a final version of the abstract only document.

To submit your revised paper(s) log into the Presentation Portal. Your access key was emailed with the review comments.

Please refer to the paper template to ensure your paper conforms to the formatting guidelines. Papers must be edited to fit within four pages.

Due Date
Final papers are due by 10 July 2015.

Conference Program
A provisional program is now available in PDF format.

Review Criteria
Comments from reviewers relate to the following criteria.

1 Are the interpretations / conclusions sound and justified by the data?
2 Does the title sufficiently reflect its content?
3 Are the presentation and organisation satisfactory?
4 Is the paper within the 4 pages in length?
5 Is the quality of the English satisfactory?
6 Are the illustrations and tables necessary and acceptable?
7 Are the references adequate and are they all necessary?
8 Are the keywords and abstract informative?
9 Does the paper meet the style guidelines?
10 Overall Comments