Central West Farming Systems

Central West Farming Systems (CWFS) is an independent, not-for-profit, farmer driven organisation. We operate in an area covering 14 million hectares in the lower rainfall, mixed farming areas of Central West NSW (350-500mm rainfall).

Formed in 1998, the group now boasts over 300 members made up primarily of farmers but also private and public sector advisers, researchers and agribusiness. CWFS is based centrally at Condobolin but also operates 11 regional sites within a 250km radius of Condobolin.

Contact

02 6895 1025
cwfs@dpi.nsw.gov.au
www.cwfs.org.au

OFT information summary

Years: 1997 to 2016
349 published trials
289 uploaded trial reports
82 trial sites
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Wheat and barley irrigated and dryland variety trials

Barry Haskins, Rachael Whitworth (AgGrow) and Robert Hart (Hart Bros Seeds)

Aims:

To compare the performance of potential wheat and barley varieties with existing varieties commonly
grown in SNSW under local conditions.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Variety Type
, NSW
Research organisaton

Wheat and barley irrigated and dryland variety trials

Barry Haskins, Rachael Whitworth (AgGrow) and Robert Hart (Hart Bros Seeds)

Aims:

To compare the performance of potential wheat and barley varieties with existing varieties commonly
grown in SNSW under local conditions.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Variety Type
, NSW
Research organisaton

Aims:

To provide localised data on the yield and quality response of released and near release wheat lines at Nyngan, Tottenham, Euabalong and Rankins Springs.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Euabalong, NSW
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Aims:

To provide localised data on the yield and quality response of released and near release wheat lines at Nyngan, Tottenham, Euabalong and Rankins Springs

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Nyngan, NSW
Research organisaton

Aims:

To provide localised data on the yield and quality response of released and near release wheat lines at Nyngan, Tottenham, Euabalong and Rankins Springs

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Tottenham, NSW
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Aims:

To provide localised data on the yield and quality response of released and near release wheat lines at Nyngan, Tottenham, Euabalong and Rankins Springs

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Variety Type
, NSW
Research organisaton

Aims:

To search for greater profit and improved management of feed gaps and pastures, which are incentives for grazing cereals.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Grazing
, SA
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To provide localised data on optimum plant density for 6 different varieties of field peas.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Euabalong, NSW
Research organisaton

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To report on the Goonumbla Management trial: NSW DPI Field pea sowing rate trial.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Sowing Rate
Goonumbla,
Research organisaton

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To provide localised data on optimum plant density for 6 different varieties of field peas.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Sowing Rate Variety Variety Type
Tottenham, NSW
Research organisaton

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To report on the Goonumbla NVT main wheat trial.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Goonumbla,
Research organisaton

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To evaluate a large number of new canola varieties are being released for their performance at Nyngan.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Sowing Sowing Timing
Wirrinya, NSW
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Comparing break crop performance in the SA Mallee

Michael Moodie, Todd McDonald (MSF), Nigel Wilhelm (SARDI) and Ray Correll (Rho Environmental Pty Ltd)

Aims:

To compare break crop productivity and profitability on major soil types in the northern South Australian Mallee.
 

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Crop Type Crop Rotation
, SA
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Comparing break crop performance in the SA Mallee

Michael Moodie, Todd McDonald (MSF), Nigel Wilhelm (SARDI) and Ray Correll (Rho Environmental Pty Ltd)

Aims:

To compare break crop productivity and profitability on major soil types in the northern South Australian Mallee.
 

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Crop Type Crop Rotation
, SA
Research organisaton
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To report on the Goonumbla NVT main barley trial.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Goonumbla,
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To conduct a vetch variety trial to look for a dual purpose vetch variety.

Crop type: Vetch 1 trial Crop Crop Type
Ungarie, NSW
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To report on Nyngan CWFS site results.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Rate Variety Variety Type
Nyngan, NSW
Research organisaton

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To compare different varieties for dry matter production (DM/ha), recovery from grazing and the impact of grazing on grain yields.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Crop Type Variety Variety Type
, SA
Research organisaton

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To develop variety specific agronomy packages for the major winter crops in southern NSW with emphasis on agronomic practices that are likely to have a genotype x environment interaction.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Condobolin, NSW
Research organisaton

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To report on the Goonumbla NVT early wheat trial.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Goonumbla,
Research organisaton

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To report on new barley varieties and management.

Crop type: Barley 4 trials Variety Variety Type
, NSW Eubalong, NSW Nyngan, NSW Wirrinya, NSW
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To report on the Parkes NVT conventional main season canola trial.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Parkes, NSW
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To report on crop variety trials at Alectown.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Alectown, NSW
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To investigate the potential of non-chemical options for managing barley grass in a crop is increasing crop competition by reducing row spacing and increasing sowing rate.

, SA
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To compare various crops and crop mixtures as alternatives to fallow in the first year of a 2 year cropping rotation.

Cowangie, VIC Walpeup, VIC
Research organisaton

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To report on barley variety growth.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Alectown, NSW
Research organisaton

Aims:

To provide localised data on the yield and quality response of released and near release wheat lines.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Condobolin, NSW
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To verify that recommendations for maximum production in other pulse growing regions of SA are applicable under low rainfall conditions.

Crop type: Multiple 2 trials Crop Crop Type
Willamulka, , SA
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To further investigate the impact of rainfall timing on the effectiveness of topdressed urea N uptake, and
the possible role of Agritain-treated urea to overcome the problems with the timing of topdressing.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Fertiliser Fertiliser Timing
Gunning Gap, NSW
Research organisaton

Aims:

To further investigate the impact of rainfall timing on the effectiveness of topdressed urea N uptake, and
the possible role of Agritain-treated urea to overcome the problems with the timing of topdressing.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Crop Fertiliser Fertiliser Timing
Wirrinya, NSW
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Sowing early to maximise wheat yield on low fallow

Neil Fettell (CWFS), Barry Haskins, Rachael Whitworth (AgGrow), James Hunt, Bonnie Flohr, Tony Swan, Brad Rheinheimer, Laura Goward (CSIRO)

Aims:

To outline how farmers can maximise wheat yield on long fallow by sowing early with slow developing cultivars.

, NSW
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Crop type: Not specified 4 trials Crop Crop Type Variety Variety Type
Bellata, NSW Coonamble, NSW Rowena, NSW Tamworth, NSW
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To report on vetch breeding and versatility of vetch in field crop rotations.

Crop type: Vetch 1 trial Variety Variety Type
, NSW
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Phosphorus response in field peas

Ken Motley (NSW Agriculture_, David Harbison (Hi-Fert fertilisers) and Andrew Rice (CWFS)

Aims:

To measure responsiveness to starter nitrogen (N) and high sulphur (S) rates.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Rate
Wirrinya, NSW
Research organisaton

Aims:

To further investigate the impact of rainfall timing on the effectiveness of topdressed urea N uptake, and
the possible role of Agritain-treated urea to overcome the problems with the timing of topdressing.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Crop Fertiliser Fertiliser Timing
Gunning Gap, NSW
Research organisaton

Long term tillage and rotation trial

Barry Haskins, Rachael Whitworth (AgGrow) and John Small (CWFS)

Aims:

To evaluate the productivity and profitability of no-till farming techniques against conventional farming
methods under various cropping rotations.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Crop Rotation
Merriwagga, NSW
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Long term tillage and rotation trial

Barry Haskins, Rachael Whitworth (AgGrow) and John Small (CWFS)

Aims:

To compare no till farming techniques against conventional farming methods over 5 different cropping
rotations.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Crop Rotation
Merriwagga, NSW
Research organisaton
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Aims:

To investigate the sustainability and profitability of cropping rotations and tillage methods on Merriwagga soils.

Merriwagga, NSW
Research organisaton

Aims:

To provide members with local data on the performance of new wheat varieties.

Crop type: Wheat 2 trials Crop Variety Variety Type
, NSW Wirrinya, NSW
Research organisaton

Aims:

To provide members with local data on the performance of new wheat varieties.

Crop type: Wheat 2 trials Crop Variety Variety Type
, NSW Wirrinya, NSW
Research organisaton

Aims:

To demonstrate to Upper North growers the impact that sulfonylurea (SU) residues and other broadleaf herbicides have on two medic pastures, Herald and the new strand medic Angel.

Crop type: Medic 1 trial Crop Crop Type Herbicide Herbicide Type Variety Variety Type
Morchard,
Research organisaton

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To report on the Goonumbla NVT field peas trial.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Goonumbla,
Research organisaton

Aims:

To develop cropping rotations to include pulse crops.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Crop Type Variety Variety Type
Euabalong, NSW
Research organisaton

Aims:

To provide localised data on the yield and quality response of released and near release field pea lines.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Crop Variety Variety Type
Condobolin, NSW
Research organisaton
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Aims:

To investigate the production, management and profitability of three different pulse crops.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Crop Type
Tottenham, NSW
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Top dressing canola with urea: amounts and timing - Gunning Gap

Ken Motley (NSW Agriculture), David Harbison (Hi-Fert Fertilisers) and Andrew Rice (CWFS)

Aims:

To look at the effectiveness of top-dressed urea on canola and the importance of timing prior to rainfall. 

Gunning Gap, NSW
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Top dressing canola with urea: amounts and timing - Wirrinya

Ken Motley (NSW Agriculture), David Harbison (Hi-Fert Fertilisers) and Andrew Rice (CWFS)

Aims:

To look at the effectiveness of top-dressed urea on canola and the importance of timing prior to rainfall. 

Mulyandry, NSW Wirrinya, NSW
Research organisaton

Aims:

To evaluate a large number of new canola varieties are being released for their performance at Nyngan.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Sowing Sowing Timing
Mulyandry, NSW
Research organisaton

Aims:

To evaluate the pulse crop options suitable for the district not only in terms of their profitability but in terms of their contribution to the performance of subsequent wheat crops.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Sowing Sowing Rate Variety Variety Type
Nyngan, NSW
Research organisaton

Row orientation and weed competition

Amanda Cook, Wade Shepperd, Ian Richter and Nigel Wilhelm (SARDI)

Aims:

To investigate the impact of row direction and row spacing on grass weed competition and cereal performance over three years.

, SA
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