Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble


Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Tony Swan (CSIRO)
Year(s) 2016
Contributor Central West Farming Systems
Trial location(s) Site 1, Condobolin, NSW
Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble locations

To examine two main management options to deal with high stubble loads (≥5t/ha) in 2017, and incorporates many of the main findings from the stubble initiative to date.

Key messages
  • In 2017, don’t let stubble compromise the big things (weeds, disease, timeliness)
Lead research organisation Central West Farming Systems
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC CSP00174
Related program N/A
  • I would like to acknowledge all the collaborating scientists, technicians, staff, farmers and consultants from all of the organisations and groups who have contributed significantly in terms of their time and research capability to each farming systems group to ensure the project in their region is producing the highest quality of work. To keep the list of co-authors to one cricket team (rather than many), only one person from each group was included as authors.

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type
Treatment type(s)
  • Stubble
  • Stubble: Management
Trial type Article/commentary
Trial design Not applicable

Condobolin 2016

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
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Trial results Table 1

# Treatment 1
Grain yield (t/ha)
1 Harvest height 60cm 2.19
2 Harvest height 15cm 2.05

Grain yield t/ha

Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 1, Condobolin, NSW Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 1, Condobolin, NSW Kandosol
National soil grid Source
NOTE: National Soil Grid data is aggregated information for background information on the wider area
Actual soil values can vary significantly in a small area and the trial soil tests are the most relevant data where available

Soil properties



Derived climate information

No observed climate data available for this trial.
Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.

Site 1, Condobolin NSW


Some data on this site is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology

SILO weather estimates sourced from
Jeffrey, S.J., Carter, J.O., Moodie, K.B. and Beswick, A.R. (2001). Using spatial interpolation to construct a comprehensive archive of Australian climate data , Environmental Modelling and Software, Vol 16/4, pp 309-330. DOI: 10.1016/S1364-8152(01)00008-1.

Trial report and links

2016 trial report