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: 1990 to 2018
796 published trials
238 uploaded trial reports
84 trial sites
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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: Wheat,Canola,Vetch,Barley 4 trials Stubble Stubble Management
Condobolin, 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 focus on maintaining profitable retained stubble systems rather than investigating agronomic and economic benefits of stubble retention.

Crop type: Canola,Mixed species,Field peas,Lupins 4 trials Crop Stubble Stubble Management
West Wyalong, NSW
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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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To help farmers wanting help in managing the ups and downs, the dry and the wet.

West Wyalong, NSW
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To compare no till farming techniques against conventional farming methods over 5 different cropping rotations: No-till • all weed control by herbicides or narrow windrow burning • sown with NDF single disc seeder • stubble retained where possible Conventional • weed control both by herbicides and cultivation • sown with NDF single … read more

Crop type: Wheat,Fallow,Field peas,Canola 4 trials Crop Rotation Stubble Management
Merriwagga, NSW
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  • To investigate the impact of different stubble treatments imposed towards the end of the fallow have on the establishment and yield of canola.
  • The aim of the trials is to improve canola establishment and yield in stubble retained farming systems.

Crop type: Canola 3 trials Stubble Stubble Management
Condobolin, NSW Rankins Springs, NSW Wirrinya, NSW
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Trial aimed to investigate the impact that different stubble treatments imposed towards the end of the fallow have on the establishment and yield of canola.

Crop type: Canola 3 trials Stubble Management
Rankins Springs, NSW Tullamore, NSW Wirrinya, 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 test 10 early and mid maturing canola varieties with clearfield, TT and conventional backgrounds.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Nyngan, NSW
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To evaluate B. juncea against new varieties of canola for yield and oil content.

Crop type: Brassica,Canola 2 trials Crop Crop Type
Rankins Springs, NSW
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To look at alternative crops to wheat and barley.

Tottenham, 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 investigate the sustainability and profitability of cropping rotations and tillage methods on
Merriwagga soils.

Merriwagga, 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 2003 crop monitoring.

Tottenham, NSW
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To investigate the yield response of canola to phosphorous (P) and nitrogen (N).

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Application
Nyngan, NSW
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To investigate the effect of sowing time and variety on yield and oil concentration of canola (Brassica napus)

Crop type: Canola 2 trials Sowing Sowing Timing 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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To investigate the consequences of four different cropping practices at Merriwagga under 2 tillage systems.

Merriwagga, NSW
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To continue to build information regarding ideal time of sowing canola.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Sowing Timing Variety Variety Type
Nyngan, NSW
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To quanitfy these grain yield increases achievable in wheat and canola in the central west of NSW through varying P rate experiments.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Rate
Condobolin, NSW
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To report on a trial that was carried out with raised beds and no beds over a 35 ha paddock. 

Forbes, NSW
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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 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 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 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 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
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To provide information about the reliability of pulse crops in central NSW.

Dubbo,
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To comment on seedbed utilisation calculating safe fertiliser rates,

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Application Fertiliser Method
Halbury, SA
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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
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To discuss nitrogen inputs from pasture and patterns of release for crops.

Crop type: Oats,Wheat,Clover,Lucerne,Medic,Canola 6 trials Crop Crop Type Fertiliser Type
Canberra, ACT
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