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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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”).

, 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
, 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 Red clay loam
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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 Red clay loam
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Aims:

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 Red clay loam
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Aims:

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 Clay loam
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Aims:

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 Clay loam
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Aims:

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 Clay loam
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Aims:

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
, NSW Red sandy loam
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Aims:

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 8 trials Stubble
, NSW Alectown, NSW Gunning Gap, NSW Lake Cargelligo, NSW Ungarie, NSW West Wyalong, NSW Red sandy loam Clay loam Red clay loam
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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.

, NSW Lake Cowal, NSW Parkes, NSW Tottenham, NSW Wirrinya, NSW
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Aims:

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.

, NSW
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Aims:

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.

Lake Cargelligo, NSW
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Aims:

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.

, NSW Lake Cargelligo, NSW Lake Cowal, NSW Parkes, NSW Tottenham, NSW Wirrinya, NSW
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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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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 identify and retest historic pH monitoring sites from previous publicly funded projects.

Crop type: None 6 trials
, , NSW Condobolin, NSW Tottenham, NSW Ungarie, NSW Wirrinya, 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.

, Sandy clay loam
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To provide information about understanding maps.

Crop type: None 1 trial
, 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.

, 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

, 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
, NSW
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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
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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)

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
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To answer the question 'Does stubble height matter?'

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

, 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.

, NSW
Source Data Unavailable
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Aims:

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
Source Data Unavailable
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Aims:

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.

, NSW
Source Data Unavailable
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Aims:

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.

Lake Cowal, NSW
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Aims:

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.

Ungarie, NSW
Source Data Unavailable
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Aims:

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.

Wirrinya, NSW
Source Data Unavailable
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Aims:

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.

, NSW
Source Data Unavailable
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Aims:

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.

, NSW
Source Data Unavailable
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Aims:

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.

Parkes, NSW
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Aims:

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.

Lake Cargelligo, NSW
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Aims:

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.

Tottenham, 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.

, VIC
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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
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Monitoring mice in Australia - November 2014

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

Aims:

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)

Aims:

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
, SA , VIC
Trial Report Unavailable Source Data Unavailable
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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.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Sowing Row spacing
, 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 Red sandy loam
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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
, NSW Red sandy loam
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