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 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 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 report on crop variety trials at Alectown.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Alectown, 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 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 report on barley variety growth.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Alectown, NSW
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To look at alternative crops to wheat and barley.

Tottenham, NSW
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To report on a sowing depth study comparing growth and yield of long coleoptile-selected wheats with commercial tall and semi dwarf varieties.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Variety Variety Type
Condobolin, NSW
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To evaluate the potential for grain yield responses from controlling insects and diseases in canola with commercially available seed applied treatments.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Crop Protection
Alectown, NSW
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To report on trials showing the value of nitrogen.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Type
Condobolin, 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 test the tolerance of the new strand medic, Angel, to sulfonylurea (SU) herbicide residues from a summer weed application.

Crop type: Medic 1 trial Herbicide Herbicide Application Variety Variety Type
Walpeup, VIC
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To report on testing, monitoring and calculations that are designed to make decisions which minimise
risk and maximise returns.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Type Fertiliser Rate
Tullibigeal,
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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.

Crop type: Vetch,Oats 2 trials Crop Type
Condobolin, NSW
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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
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To increase grower awareness of: the current status of soil acidification and the associated causes and impacts and associated need to address of soil acidification via the ongoing application of agricultural lime.

Crop type: Barley 5 trials Fertiliser Type Fertiliser Rate
Alectown, NSW Gunning Gap, NSW Lake Cargelligo, NSW Tullamore, NSW Ungarie, NSW
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To increase grower awareness of: the current status of soil acidification and the associated causes and impacts and associated need to address of soil acidification via the ongoing application of agricultural lime.

Crop type: No crop specified 5 trials Fertiliser Type Fertiliser Rate
Condobolin, NSW Nyngan, NSW Tottenham, NSW Ungarie, NSW Wirrinya, NSW
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To increase grower awareness of the benefits of applying Lime to a cropping operation. Providing local relevance to farmers.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate
Condobolin, NSW
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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: Wheat,Barley 2 trials Crop Crop Type Sowing Rate Variety Variety Type
Appila, SA
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To report on barley variety and agronomy trials conducted at many of the CWFS sites.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Condobolin, NSW
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To conduct a barley variety demonstration at Ungarie.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Ungarie, NSW
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  • To evaluate the effect of row spacing (18, 22 and 30 cm) and target plant population (20, 40 and 60 plants/m2) on yield and oil content of a representative Clearfield® and TT variety.

Junee, NSW
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To investigate the possibility of reducing the inoculum of Fusarium graminearum in wheat stubble by spraying the stubble with spores of a harmless fungus, Trichoderma species, in order to control the disease.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil
Condobolin, NSW
Source Data Unavailable
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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 compare the grass weed control of various herbicides and compare crop safety and grain yield on wheat at Penong and barley at Mangalo.

Crop type: Barley 2 trials Herbicide
Mangalo, SA Penong, SA
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To present actual farming results from a large cropping program in the Condobolin area in central NSW.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Crop Type Soil Preparation
Condobolin, 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 report on a grower experience of growing canola in the Central West.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Crop Type
Lynton,
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To report on a grower experience of growing canola in the Western NSW.

Crop type: Canola 3 trials Crop Type
Mumbil Creek, NSW
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To investigate canola response to phosphorous in the Forbes district.

Crop type: Canola 2 trials Fertiliser Fertiliser Rate
Wirrinya, 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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To report on a grower experience of bringing canola to Western NSW.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Crop Type
Lake Cargelligo, NSW
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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 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 evaluate which cereal species and variety will produce the most early feed.

Crop type: Barley,Oats,Triticale,Wheat 4 trials Crop Crop Type Variety Variety Type
Minnipa, SA
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To determine the best management practices for growing the new varieties of chickpeas here in Condobolin.

Crop type: Chickpeas 1 trial Sowing Sowing Rate Sowing Row spacing Variety Variety Type
Condobolin, NSW
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To determine the interaction of row spacing and plant population on chickpea yield.

Crop type: Chickpeas 1 trial Sowing Rate Sowing Row spacing
Gunning Gap, NSW
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To investigate whether plant growth affected by sodic subsoils.

Condobolin, NSW Forbes, NSW Parkes, NSW Tottenham, NSW
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To compare break crop productivity and profitability on major soil types in the northern South Australian Mallee.
 

Crop type: Chickpeas,Field peas,Lentils,Lupins,Vetch,Canola 12 trials Crop Crop Type Crop Rotation
Loxton, SA Waikerie, SA
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To capture how different pasture systems are performing.

Crop type: Not specified 1 trial Crop Crop Type
Minnipa, SA
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To explain how computer modelling helps fallow decision making.

Crop type: Fallow 1 trial Soil Preparation
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 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 answer the question - continuous cropping - is it sustainable?

Crop type: Wheat,Field peas 16 trials Crop Crop Rotation
Condobolin, NSW
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To present information about controlled traffic farming.

Condobolin, NSW
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To report on activities and results from the core site in 2005.

Crop type: Wheat,Clover,Lucerne,Medic,Fallow 5 trials Crop Type Crop Rotation
Condobolin, NSW
Source Data Unavailable
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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 report on 2003 crop monitoring.

Tottenham, NSW
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To report on the CWFS Crop Monitoring project.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Variety Type
Condobolin, NSW
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