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

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Years: 1990 to 2018
511 published trials
291 uploaded trial reports
84 trial sites
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To test the optimum sowing time for long season wheat cultivars uisng three target sowing dates.

Crop type: Wheat 2 trials Sowing Timing Variety Type
Condobolin, NSW Rankins Springs, NSW
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To inform members about airborne imagery: the taking of photographs of the ground and crops from a direct-down position. Platforms for airborne imagery for agriculture include satellites, fixed-wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or “drones”).

Loxton, SA
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To study the interaction of cereal type and variety and seeding rate on crop yield and grass suppression on a known weedy site.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Crop Type Sowing Rate Variety Variety Type
Appila, SA
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To investigate the impact that stubble treatments (burning, cultivation, harrowed/flattened or standing stubble) imposed towards the end of the fallow have on the yield of winter crops.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Stubble
Lake Cargelligo, NSW
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To investigate the impact that stubble treatments (burning, cultivation, harrowed/flattened or standing stubble) imposed towards the end of the fallow have on the yield of winter crops.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Stubble
Gunning Gap, NSW
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To investigate the impact that stubble treatments (burning, cultivation, harrowed/flattened or standing stubble) imposed towards the end of the fallow have on the yield of winter crops.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Stubble
Ungarie, NSW
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To investigate the impact that stubble treatments (burning, cultivation, harrowed/flattened or standing stubble) imposed towards the end of the fallow have on the yield of winter crops.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Stubble
West Wyalong, NSW
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To investigate the impact that stubble treatments (burning, cultivation, harrowed/flattened or standing stubble) imposed towards the end of the fallow have on the yield of winter crops.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Stubble
Alectown, NSW
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To investigate the impact that stubble treatments (burning, cultivation, harrowed/flattened or standing stubble) imposed towards the end of the fallow have on the yield of winter crops.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Stubble
Gunning Gap, NSW
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To investigate the impact that stubble treatments (burning, cultivation, harrowed/flattened or standing stubble) imposed towards the end of the fallow have on the yield of winter crops.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Stubble
Weethalle, NSW
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To investigate the impact that stubble treatments (burning, cultivation, harrowed/flattened or standing stubble) imposed towards the end of the fallow have on the yield of winter crops.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Stubble
Mumbil Creek, NSW
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Crown rot seed dressing trial

Barry Haskins, Rachael Whitworth (AgGrow), Michael Skipper and Clay Sutton (Arysta)

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To evaluate the influence of the seed treatment Rancona.

Merriwagga, NSW
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To identify any possible impacts on crop growth in controlled traffic systems where the header residue maybe inconsistently spread back across the tram track width over a number of seasons.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Crop
Tallimba, NSW
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To identify any possible impacts on crop growth in controlled traffic systems where the header residue maybe inconsistently spread back across the tram track width over a number of seasons.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Crop
Rankins Springs, NSW
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To identify any possible impacts on crop growth in controlled traffic systems where the header residue maybe inconsistently spread back across the tram track width over a number of seasons.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Crop
Lake Cowal, NSW
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To identify any possible impacts on crop growth in controlled traffic systems where the header residue maybe inconsistently spread back across the tram track width over a number of seasons.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop
Wirrinya, NSW
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To identify any possible impacts on crop growth in controlled traffic systems where the header residue maybe inconsistently spread back across the tram track width over a number of seasons.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop
Hillston, NSW
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To identify any possible impacts on crop growth in controlled traffic systems where the header residue maybe inconsistently spread back across the tram track width over a number of seasons.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Crop
Weethalle, NSW
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To identify any possible impacts on crop growth in controlled traffic systems where the header residue maybe inconsistently spread back across the tram track width over a number of seasons.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop
Parkes, NSW
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To identify any possible impacts on crop growth in controlled traffic systems where the header residue maybe inconsistently spread back across the tram track width over a number of seasons.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Crop
Lake Cargelligo, NSW
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To identify any possible impacts on crop growth in controlled traffic systems where the header residue maybe inconsistently spread back across the tram track width over a number of seasons.

Tottenham, NSW
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Long term tillage and rotation trial

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

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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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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.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Stubble Stubble Management
Condobolin, NSW
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Remote sensing of environment

Juan Pablo Guerschman, Michael J Hill, Luigi J. Renzullo, Damian J. Barrett, Alan S. Marks and Elizabeth J Botha

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To describe a method for resolving fPV, fNPV and fBS across the ~2 million km2 Australian tropical savanna
zonewith hyperspectral and multispectral imagery.

Condobolin, NSW
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To determine if sowing direction and row spacing can be used to reduce grass weed populations, growth and seed set, and their impact on crop performance in the Mallee.

Jil Jil, VIC
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To provide information about understanding maps.

Loxton, SA
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To investigate the impact that two different harvest weed seed control (HWSC) methods – narrow windrowing of header trash and the Esperance Mobile Ag Repairs (EMAR) chaff deck – have on reducing the weed burden in the following crop.

Loxton, SA
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To inform readers about weed sensing: the use of a machine or instrument to detect a weed; a plant that shouldn’t be there

Loxton, SA
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Wheat and barley irrigated and dryland variety trials

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

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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
Hillston, NSW
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Wheat and barley irrigated and dryland variety trials

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

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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
Rankins Springs, NSW
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To see whether green manure a viable management option (in terms of maintenance of ground cover and other
agronomic benefits) as we know that terminating cover crops will result in 100% seed set control providing that
the crop is effectively killed at an appropriate time.

Condobolin, 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)

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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
Waikerie, 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
Loxton, SA
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To answer the question 'Does stubble height matter?'

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Stubble Stubble Height
Weethalle, NSW
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To focus on maintaining profitable retained stubble systems rather than investigating agronomic and economic
benefits of stubble retention.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Stubble Stubble Management
West Wyalong, NSW
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To report on discussions that there was an apparent increase in cultivation of fallows this year.

West Wyalong, NSW
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To test the hypothesis that over time in controlled traffic farming systems the repeated uneven spreading of header residue back over the tram track width would result in changed soil conditions that would ultimately lead to different “management zones” along the tram track.

Condobolin, NSW Hillston, NSW Lake Cargelligo, NSW Lake Cowal, NSW Parkes, NSW Rankins Springs, NSW Tallimba, NSW Tottenham, NSW Ungarie, NSW Weethalle, NSW Wirrinya, NSW
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Livestock grazing behaviour in large Mallee padocks

Michael Moodie, Zac Economou (MSF), Mark Trotter (Uni of New England), Ali Frischke and James Murray (BCG)

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To understand the grazing behavior of livestock in paddocks to utilise technology such as portable fencing systems.

Nandaly, VIC
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Long term tillage and rotation trial

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

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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
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Monitoring mice in Australia - November 2014

Peter Brown (CSIRO), Simon Humphrys (Invasive Animals CRC) and Roger Pech (Landcare Research)

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To report on the mouse monitoring program; part of a 3 year study funded by the GRDC to monitor mouse populations and forecast the liklihood of mouse outbreaks.

Condobolin, NSW
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Mouse census week - special update

Peter Brown (CSIRO), Simon Humphrys (Invasive Animals CRC) and Roger Pech (Landcare Research)

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To provide a special report on Mouse Census Week - a part of the mouse monitoring program; part of a 3 year study funded by the GRDC to monitor mouse populations and forecast the liklihood of mouse outbreaks.

Condobolin, NSW
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Risk management strategies for growing canola in the low rainfall zone

Michael Moodie (MSF), Mick Brady (DEDJTR), Andrew Ware (SARDI) and Therese McBeath (CSIRO)

Aims:

To identify strategies that minimise the risk of canola production in the low rainfall zone.

Crop type: Canola 2 trials Sowing Sowing Timing
Minnipa, SA Ouyen, VIC
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Row orientation and weed competition

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

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

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Sowing Row spacing
Minnipa, SA
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  • To investigate the impact of different stubble treatments imposed towards the end of the fallow have on nitrogen response (applied as urea) in wheat yield and quality.
  • To evaluate any interaction between pre-sowing stubble treatment and topdressing timing.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Timing Stubble Management
Tottenham, NSW
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  • To investigate the impact of different stubble treatments imposed towards the end of the fallow have on nitrogen response (applied as urea) in wheat yield and quality.
  • To evaluate any interaction between pre-sowing stubble treatment and topdressing timing.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Timing Stubble Management
Weethalle, NSW
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Aims:

  • To investigate the impact of different stubble treatments imposed towards the end of the fallow have on nitrogen response (applied as urea) in wheat yield and quality.
  • To evaluate any interaction between pre-sowing stubble treatment and topdressing timing.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Timing Stubble Management
Mumbil Creek, NSW
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Aims:

To investigate the impact of different stubble treatments (burning, cultivation or standing stubble) imposed towards the end of the fallow have on the yield of wheat and barley, and evaluate any cultivar responses within crop species to the impact of the different stubble treatments.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Stubble
Tottenham, NSW
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Aims:

To investigate the impact of different stubble treatments (burning, cultivation or standing stubble) imposed towards the end of the fallow have on the yield of wheat and barley, and evaluate any cultivar responses within crop species to the impact of the different stubble treatments.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Stubble
Weethalle, NSW
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Aims:

To investigate the impact of different stubble treatments (burning, cultivation or standing stubble) imposed towards the end of the fallow have on the yield of wheat and barley, and evaluate any cultivar responses within crop species to the impact of the different stubble treatments.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Stubble
Mumbil Creek, 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.

Minnipa, SA
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