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
796 published trials
238 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 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 12 trials Stubble
Alectown, NSW Gunning Gap, NSW Lake Cargelligo, NSW Mumbil Creek, NSW North Parkes, NSW Nyngan, NSW Tottenham, NSW Tullamore, NSW Ungarie, NSW Weethalle, NSW West Wyalong, 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.

Jil Jil, VIC
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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: Barley,Wheat 4 trials Variety Variety Type
Hillston, NSW Rankins Springs, NSW
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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 3 trials Fertiliser Fertiliser Timing Stubble Management
Mumbil Creek, NSW Tottenham, NSW Weethalle, 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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To investigate how differing summer farming practices influence stored water and how plant available water may influence grain yield potential and grain quality attributes in the low rainfall area in central NSW.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Stubble
Condobolin, NSW
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To determine if sowing direction and row spacing can be used to influence grass weed populations and growth,
and their impact on crop performance in the Mallee.

Jil Jil, VIC
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To challenge this notion, and to examine the impacts of break crops on the longer-term financial performance of following wheat crops.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Crop Type Variety Variety Type
Forbes, NSW
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To discuss the economics of lucerne establishment.

West Wyalong, NSW
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To measure N2O losses from a wheat crop grown into vetch that was terminated via different end uses and to
measure the effect on wheat yield and quality.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop
Birchip, VIC
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To investigate weed suppression through cultural management practices and various crops and cultivars.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Stubble Stubble Management Variety Variety Type
Wagga Wagga, NSW
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To provide growers with information about break crop options available to them. 

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Condobolin, NSW
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To provide growers with information about break crop options available to them. 

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Eubalong, NSW
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To determine the performance of triticale varieties, a crop species uncommon in these low rainfall regions
of Central West NSW.

Crop type: Wheat 2 trials Variety Variety Type
Eubalong, NSW Weethalle, NSW
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To compare a standard practice of an upfront MAP fertiliser only, to this same rate of MAP plus a Twin N foliar application.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Type
Eubalong, NSW
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To capture some of these realities and provide an indication of how the different systems compare in physical and economic terms.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop
Condobolin, NSW
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To search for greater profit and improved management of feed gaps and pastures, which are incentives for grazing cereals.

Crop type: Wheat 2 trials Grazing
Edillilie, SA Minnipa, SA
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To explore management impacts on wheat grain quality.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Variety Type
North Parkes, NSW
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Crop type: Mustard 4 trials Crop Crop Type Variety Variety Type
Bellata, NSW Coonamble, NSW Rowena, NSW Tamworth, NSW
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To provide members with local data on the performance of new wheat varieties.

Crop type: Wheat 2 trials Crop Variety Variety Type
Rankins Springs, NSW Wirrinya, NSW
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To report on barley variety growth.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Alectown, NSW
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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,
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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
Minnipa, SA
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To provide localised data on the yield and quality response of released and near release oats lines.

Crop type: Oats 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Condobolin, NSW
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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 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
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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
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To investigate the follow-on effects of field peas, lupins and vetch on the next years crop of wheat.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Rotation Variety Variety Type
Euabalong, NSW
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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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To report on the Goonumbla Management trial: NSW DPI Field pea sowing rate trial.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Sowing Rate
Goonumbla,
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To report on new barley varieties and management.

Crop type: Barley 4 trials Variety Variety Type
Euabalong, NSW Nyngan, NSW Rankins Springs, NSW Wirrinya, NSW
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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
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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
Rankins Springs, NSW
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To demonstrate the production and associated economic benefits from ameliorating soil sodicity over the long term.

Crop type: Barley 5 trials Soil Soil amelioration
Gunning Gap, NSW
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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
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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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To report on vetch breeding and versatility of vetch in field crop rotations.

Crop type: Vetch 2 trials Variety Variety Type
Rankins Springs, NSW
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To investigate the management, profitability and sustainability of four farming systems.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil
Condobolin, NSW
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To assess the potential for yield and quality responses from controlling Stripe Rust and Yellow Leaf Spot (YLS) in central-western (CW) NSW.

Crop type: Wheat 3 trials Fungicide Fungicide Type
Alectown, NSW Gunning Gap, NSW Wirrinya, NSW
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To demonstrate the production and associated economic benefits from ameliorating soil acidity over the long term.

Crop type: Wheat 4 trials Soil amelioration
Gunning Gap, NSW
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To look at the different weed control options for field peas.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Herbicide Herbicide Type Herbicide Rate Herbicide Timing Herbicide Application
Eubalong, NSW
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To evaluate the susceptibility of new wheat varieties, which currently have insufficient trial data to provide a disease score, to CRR compared with varieties with known disease ratings.

Nyngan, NSW
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To determine if an economic result was seen after spraying of an H45 crop for stripe rust.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fungicide Fungicide Application
Alectown, NSW
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To test a range of early maturing canola cultivars.

Crop type: Mustard,Canola 6 trials Variety Variety Type
Minnipa, SA
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To compare the response of H45 and Bowerbird when treated with a range of fungicide treatments.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fungicide Fungicide Application
Wirrinya, NSW
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To compare the response of H45 and Bowerbird when treated with a range of fungicide treatments.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fungicide Fungicide Application
Gunning Gap, NSW
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To report on a long-term soil amelioration trial established at the Gunning Gap CWFS regional site.

Crop type: Barley 4 trials Soil amelioration
Gunning Gap, NSW
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  • To identify suitable machinery for deep nutrient placement with economic and practical potential.
  • To evaluate the potential of injecting fluid fertilisers into soil using high pressure.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Method
Wharminda, SA

Important Caution The results of this trial may have been impacted by unusual or adverse events
Storm damage
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