FarmLink Research

FarmLink Research Limited (FarmLink) is a not for profit agricultural research and extension organisation in southern NSW owned by growers and involves advisers and researchers.  FarmLink’s main objective is to coordinate and communicate private, public and grower group funded research and development activities within in the region.  FarmLink has been operating since 2003.   There are three main parts to the business including research, communication and collaboration.

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Years: 2009 to 2016
53 published trials
15 trial sites
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41 trial projects found Matching active filters and within map area

14 results have export data available 41 trials are CC BY 4.0
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To test the impact of sheep grazing no-till and zero-till farming systems on soil conditions and crop yields.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Stubble Stubble Management
Temora, NSW
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To examine the performance of genetics and foliar fungicides for the control of blackleg.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fungicide Fungicide Type
Temora, NSW
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FarmLink’s role is to establish two paddock scale replicated experiments to –
• Increase awareness of subsoil acidity, and 
• Demonstrate effectiveness of innovative technology to ameliorate and/or prevent subsoil acidity on a farm scale

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil
Binalong, NSW
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To highlight the main challenges faced in continuous cropping systems, and provide some recent research outcomes on best-bet management to sustain profitable continuous cropping with current and foreseeable technologies.

Temora, NSW
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To determine the impact of sheep grazing on stubbles during the summer fallow period on soil properties, crop resources and growth under no-till, controlled traffic cropping with strict weed control.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil Soil Preparation
Temora, NSW
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To improve landholder understanding of soil moisture conditions through the use of raw data, the establishment of yield modelling and data analysis and interpretation.

Temora, NSW
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Interviews were conducted on each farm to determine for each paddock the species that were sown

Binalong, NSW
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To offer students of St Anne's Agriculture classes Year 9 and 10 hands on opportunities to undertake a small field trial using varying urea rates.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Soil
Temora, NSW
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To establish trial sites at Wagga Wagga and Temora to provide a wider geographic base for the evaluation of canola allelopathy.

Crop type: Canola 2 trials Soil
Temora, NSW Wagga Wagga, NSW
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To determin if harvest weed seed practices can be adopted to reduce soil week seed banks in high yielding HRZ areas of the southern region to address herbicide resistance issue.

Crop type: No crop specified 1 trial No treatment
Temora, NSW
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Aim to develop kinowledge and skills in improved soil moisture profile management to reduce yield loss and maximise profitability. Three moisture probes were established on Felix Farm north west of Ariah Park and Bellevue, south west of Ariah Park.

Temora, NSW
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A L Chalmers and Son Pty Ltd Elders Landmark

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To provide soil test calibrations with fertiliser repsonses for situations where the national database has minimal data.

 

Crop type: Triticale,Wheat,Canola 6 trials Fertiliser
Goulburn, NSW Temora, NSW
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Identifying if the increase in soil organic matter content could be beneficial for improving soil water holding capacity, increasing nutrient supply.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil
Temora, NSW
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To deliver local trials to increase awareness of subsoil acidity and, demonstrate effectiveness of innovate technology to ameliorate and/or prevent subsoil acidity on farm scale.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil
Temora, NSW
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The study has been designed to examine the use of mixed legume swards which incorporate a mix of hardseeded legumes or hardseeded legumes sown with traditional legumes. Our aim over the lifetime of the study is to quantify the effect of mixed legume swards on livestock productivity and health as well as the balance between sown species and weeds… read more

Crop type: Clover 1 trial Variety Type
Temora, NSW
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To investigate whether a break crop can be used to manage weeds.

Crop type: Canola,Wheat,Fallow,Lupins 12 trials Crop Crop Rotation
Eurongilly, NSW
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This paper reports results from previous reserach and some recent findings on inputs on fixed N2 by different legumes routinely measured. The project examines the effect of legumes or canola break crops on subsequent cereal productivity in cereal-dominated cropping systems.

Junee, NSW Lockhart, NSW Wagga Wagga, NSW Naracoorte, SA Hopetoun, VIC Yarrawonga, VIC
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To investigate early sown wheats in the Junee Reefs and Rankins Springs areas.

Crop type: Wheat 2 trials Sowing Timing
Junee Reefs, NSW Rankins Springs, NSW
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To test the practicality of increasing soil humic carbon on farm.

Crop type: Canola,Wheat 2 trials Soil
Temora, NSW
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To evaluate different harvest and post-harvest stubble management techniques and measure their effect on harvest efficiency, grain losses and growth and yield of the subsequent crop.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Stubble Stubble Management
Wagga Wagga, NSW
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The aim of this demonstration trial was to compare the ability of PodGuard to reduce the occurrence of shattering events, allowing a variety with this trait to increase yields without losses due to shattering.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Crop Protection
Temora, NSW
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Work conducted by Clive Kirkby (CSIRO) has investigated the feasibility of increasing soil carbon levels with the use of balanced amounts of nutrients and incorporation of stubble.

The overall aim of the project was to raise awareness of farmers about how they can reduce green house gas emissions, sequester soil carbon and make improve… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Fertiliser Timing Soil Stubble Management
Illabo, NSW
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To assess the differences between disc and tyne seeding systems in commercial practice.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Soil Preparation
Illabo, NSW
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To compare two farming systems, one with and one without the addition of old man saltbush (OMSB). Farming system one (‘No saltbush’) operated a crop/pasture rotation which was similar to that used in the central west of NSW. Farming system two (‘Saltbush’) had an rop/pasture rotation, but each paddock had 20% of its area replaced with b… read more

Crop type: Wheat,Lucerne,Perennial shrubs 3 trials Crop Type Crop Rotation
Condobolin, NSW
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  • To address emerging weed issues in the Southern Region, identifying why these issues are arising through targeted biological and ecological studies on emerging weed species and providing practical recommendations where possible.
  • To develop a standard protocol for determining soil disturbance by disc seeders for use by industry… read more

Crop type: Wheat,Canola 6 trials Herbicide Type Herbicide Timing
Condobolin, NSW Temora, NSW Wagga Wagga, NSW
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To discuss strategies and tactics to extend whole-farm water-use efficiency - sow on-time or early!

Crop type: Wheat 2 trials Crop Grazing Sowing Sowing Timing Variety Type
Condobolin, NSW Temora, NSW
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To compare the productivity and profitability of cropping in the presence of a background of herbicide resistant ryegrass, and to assess the implications of various low or high input grass control options applied to wheat and break crops on production costs and ryegrass management.

Eurongilly, NSW
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To measure the impacts on wheat and canola of brown manure peas. Focus on N usage, moisture conservation, weed control and yield.

Crop type: Canola,Wheat 2 trials Soil amelioration Type Variety Type
Lockhart, NSW
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To measure the impacts of brown manure peas on nitrogen fixation, moisture conservation, weed control and yield compared to a traditional long fallow system.

Crop type: Field peas,Fallow 2 trials Crop Rotation Soil amelioration Type
Lockhart, NSW Brown sandy loam over clay
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To assess the differences between disc and tyne seeding systems in commercial practice.

Crop type: Wheat 5 trials Grazing Regime Sowing Method
Grenfell, NSW
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To assess the differences between disc and tyne seeding systems in commercial practice.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Method
Illabo, NSW
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To determine the impact on soil carbon fraction levels of applications of balanced nutrients, N, P and S, stubble retention, stubble removal and stubble incorporation.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Stubble Management
Wagga Wagga, NSW
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To assess the impact of sheep grazing on crops, stubbles, soil structure, water dynamics and crop yield.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Grazing Regime Grazing Timing
Temora, NSW Red chromosol
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To assess the impact of sheep grazing on crops, stubbles, soil structure, water dynamics and crop yield.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Grazing Regime Grazing Timing
Temora, NSW Red chromosol
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To compare the productivity and relative profitability of various low input/low risk cropping options with alternative high input/high risk, but potentially higher return crops.

Junee Reefs, NSW Wagga Wagga, NSW
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To assess the impact of sheep grazing on crops, stubbles, soil structure, water dynamics and crop yield.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Grazing Regime Grazing Timing
Temora, NSW Red chromosol
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To assess the impact of sheep grazing on crops, stubbles, soil structure, water dynamics and crop yield.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Grazing Regime Grazing Timing
Temora, NSW Red chromosol
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To see how slow maturing wheats sown early into stored water yielded in comparison to mid-fast varieties sown during the usual sowing window.

Crop type: Wheat 4 trials Sowing Rate Sowing Timing Variety Type
Condobolin, NSW Junee, NSW Temora, NSW Lake Bolac, VIC
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To assess the impact of sheep grazing on crops, stubbles, soil structure, water dynamics and crop yield.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Grazing Regime Grazing Timing
Temora, NSW Red chromosol
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To assess the impact of sheep grazing on crops, stubbles, soil structure, water dynamics and crop yield.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Grazing Regime Grazing Timing
Temora, NSW Red chromosol
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To assess the impact of sheep grazing on crops, stubbles, soil structure, water dynamics and crop yield.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Grazing Regime Grazing Timing
Temora, NSW Red chromosol
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