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 evaluate the productivity and profitability of no-till farming techniques against conventional farming
methods under various cropping rotations.

Crop type: Fallow,Wheat 2 trials Crop Crop Rotation
Merriwagga, NSW
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To report on discussions that there was an apparent increase in cultivation of fallows this year.

Crop type: Fallow 1 trial Crop Type
West Wyalong, NSW
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To compare no till farming techniques against conventional farming methods over 5 different cropping
rotations.

Crop type: Fallow,Wheat 2 trials Crop Crop Rotation
Merriwagga, 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 study the efficiency that summer fallow rainfall was stored for the following winter crop by measureing it at 9 sites in the Parkes and Forbes district during the 2007/08 summer fallow period.

Crop type: Fallow 1 trial Soil
Parkes, 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 compare various crops and crop mixtures as alternatives to fallow in the first year of a 2 year cropping rotation.

Cowangie, VIC Walpeup, VIC
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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
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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 explain how computer modelling helps fallow decision making.

Crop type: Fallow 1 trial Soil Preparation
Condobolin, NSW
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To investigate the management, sustainability and profitability of a range of farming systems. 

Crop type: Lupins,Wheat,Fallow,Field peas 4 trials Crop Type Herbicide
Condobolin, NSW
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To satisfy the questions of local farmers.

  • Can you sustainably continuously crop this land?
  • Will we get herbicide resistant weeds with continuous cropping?
  • Which crop rotations are the most profitable?
  • What is happening to nitrogen in the rotations?
  • What impact does continuous croppi… read more
Weethalle, 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 evaluate the pulse crop options suitable for the district not only in terms of their profitability but in terms of their contribution to the performance of subsequent wheat crops.

Crop type: Chickpeas,Fallow,Cullen species,Field peas,Lupins,Vetch 6 trials Sowing Sowing Rate Variety Variety Type
Nyngan, NSW
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To improve pasture assessment skills of those involved, quantify pasture quality and identify factors which determine productivity.

Crop type: Lucerne,Medic,Fallow,Wheat 8 trials Crop Crop Rotation
Nyngan, NSW Trangie, NSW
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