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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Aims:

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
Research organisaton

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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
Research organisaton

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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,Canola 4 trials Crop Fertiliser Fertiliser Timing
Gunning Gap, NSW Wirrinya, NSW
Research organisaton

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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
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
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
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
Rankins Springs, NSW
Research organisaton

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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
Research organisaton

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

Crop type: Canola 3 trials Fertiliser
Gunning Gap, NSW Mulyandry, NSW Wirrinya, NSW
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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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Aims:

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 conduct a vetch variety trial to look for a dual purpose vetch variety.

Crop type: Vetch 1 trial Crop Crop Type
Ungarie, NSW
Research organisaton
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To provide further information regarding sowing rates and optimum plant densities.

Crop type: Wheat 2 trials Sowing Sowing Rate Variety Variety Type
Gunning Gap, NSW Wirrinya, NSW
Research organisaton
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To determine whether lentils are an option in the Central West.

Crop type: Lentils 2 trials Crop Crop Type
Hillston, NSW Weethalle, NSW
Research organisaton

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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
Minnipa, SA
Research organisaton

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To report on crop variety trials at Alectown.

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

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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 report on barley variety growth.

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

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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
Research organisaton
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Crop type: Mustard 4 trials Crop Crop Type Variety Variety Type
Bellata, NSW Coonamble, NSW Rowena, NSW Tamworth, NSW
Research organisaton

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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
Research organisaton

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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

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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
Research organisaton

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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,
Research organisaton

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To report on the Forbes soil amelioration trials.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat 4 trials Soil amelioration
Gunning Gap, NSW
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 Timing
Nyngan, NSW
Research organisaton

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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
Research organisaton
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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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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 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
Research organisaton

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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 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 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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Aims:

To investigate the management, profitability and sustainability of four farming systems.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil
Condobolin, NSW
Research organisaton

Aims:

  • 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

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Storm damage
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Aims:

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 investigate the potential for responses from high rates of P fertiliser.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fertiliser
Gunning Gap, NSW
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Aims:

To report on Nyngan CWFS site results.

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

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To use a combination of alternative weed control methods to minimise the reliance on chemicals.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Sowing Rate
Weethalle, NSW
Research organisaton

Aims:

To examine the strengths and weaknesses of four farming systems and document their relative profitability and sustainability.

Condobolin, NSW
Research organisaton

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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
Research organisaton

Aims:

To explore management impacts on wheat grain quality.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Variety Type
North Parkes, 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 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 examine the long term environmental, biological and economical effects of alternate production systems

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Crop Rotation
Rankins Springs, NSW
Research organisaton

Aims:

To examine the long-term environmental, biological and economic effects of alternate production systems.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil
Rankins Springs, NSW
Research organisaton