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 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 evaluate the influence of the seed treatment Rancona.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat 2 trials Crop Type Crop Protection
Merriwagga, NSW
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To identify any possible impacts on crop growth in controlled traffic systems where the header residue maybe inconsistently spread back across the tram track width over a number of seasons.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat,Chickpeas,Field peas 40 trials Crop Type Soil Compaction
Condobolin, NSW Hillston, NSW Lake Cargelligo, NSW Lake Cowal, NSW Parkes, NSW Rankins Springs, NSW Tallimba, NSW Tottenham, NSW Weethalle, NSW Wirrinya, NSW
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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 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 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 test the hypothesis that over time in controlled traffic farming systems the repeated uneven spreading of header residue back over the tram track width would result in changed soil conditions that would ultimately lead to different “management zones” along the tram track.

Condobolin, NSW Hillston, NSW Lake Cargelligo, NSW Lake Cowal, NSW Parkes, NSW Rankins Springs, NSW Tallimba, NSW Tottenham, NSW Ungarie, NSW Weethalle, NSW Wirrinya, 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 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 (burning, cultivation or standing stubble) imposed towards the end of the fallow have on the yield of wheat and barley, and evaluate any cultivar responses within crop species to the impact of the different stubble treatments.

Crop type: Wheat,Barley 6 trials Stubble
Mumbil Creek, NSW Tottenham, NSW Weethalle, NSW
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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 outline how farmers can maximise wheat yield on long fallow by sowing early with slow developing cultivars.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Type
Rankins Springs, NSW
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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 report on trials showing the value of nitrogen.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Type
Condobolin, 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 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 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 help farmers wanting help in managing the ups and downs, the dry and the wet.

West Wyalong, NSW
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This trial addresses issues which may be a barrier to early sowing in the region. In particular; 1. What varieties preform well from early sowing? How do winter and long season spring varieties compare? 2.Can early sown crops be managed to avoid excessive vegetative growth and low harvest index, particularly in dry finish? 3. How do early sown y… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Rate Sowing Timing Variety Type
Rankins Springs, 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 report on mechanisms of weed suppression in early vigour and weed suppressive wheat genotypes.

Crop type: Wheat 2 trials Variety Variety Type
Condobolin, NSW Wagga Wagga, NSW
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To use the simulation software AusFarm was used to model a mixed-farming system at Wagga Wagga with Merino ewes joined to terminal sires and grazing lucerne-subterranean clover pasture over a 41-year period.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Grazing
Wagga Wagga, NSW
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To report on trials showing the value of nitrogen.

Condobolin, NSW
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To measure N20 emitted by vetch, field peas and wheat stubble over summer and to determine whether
top-dressed inhibitor-treated and slow release urea products influence N2O emissions.

Crop type: Wheat,Field peas,Vetch 12 trials Crop Type Fertiliser Stubble Management
Jamestown, Condobolin, NSW Horsham, VIC Mildura, VIC
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CWFS are conducting trials at its regional sites that - 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 - evaluate the widely used advisor/farmer benchmark of 20 kg actual N required per tonne of expected yield.

Crop type: Wheat 5 trials Stubble Management
Alectown, NSW Gunning Gap, NSW Lake Cargelligo, NSW Tullamore, NSW Ungarie, NSW
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Aims:

CWFS are conducting trials at its regional sites that - 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 - evaluate the widely used advisor/farmer benchmark of 20 kg actual N required per tonne of expected yield.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Stubble Management
Nyngan, NSW
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  • To investigate the impact of different stubble treatments (burning, cultivation or standing stubble) imposed towards the end of the fallow have on the yield of wheat and barley.
  • To evaluate any varietal responses within crop spiecies to the impact of the different stubble treatments.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat 10 trials Stubble Management Variety Type
Gunning Gap, NSW Lake Cargelligo, NSW Nyngan, NSW Tullamore, NSW Ungarie, NSW
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To research the innovative management of SLN and prairie ground cherry.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Type
West Wyalong, NSW
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To assess a previous soil pH monitoring site, sampled 14 years prior, and a farmer led onfarm lime trial was conducted west of Condobolin NSW.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Type
Condobolin, NSW
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During 2013 harvest Mr Roger Bolte of Wyalong established windrows in paddocks in an attempt to help manage herbicide resistant ryegrass populations.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Stubble Management
West Wyalong, NSW
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Aims:

  • To investigate the impact of different stubble treatments imposed towards the end of the fallow have on the yield of wheat, barley and oats.
  • To evaluate any varietal responses within crop species to the impact of the different stubble treatments.

Crop type: Barley,Oats,Wheat 18 trials Stubble Management Variety Type
Euabalong, NSW Rankins Springs, NSW Tottenham, NSW Tullamore, NSW Weethalle, NSW Wirrinya, NSW
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To measure the impact of grazing within cropping systems on soil properties, water dynamics and crop yield.

Crop type: Wheat 2 trials Stubble Stubble Management
Condobolin, NSW
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To compare no-till with cultivated (conventional) farming systems across 5 crop rotations, with
particular interest in long term;
• yield and gross margins
• weed risks
• disease risks
• nutrition.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Crop Rotation Soil Soil Preparation
Merriwagga, NSW
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To compare yield at three row spacing’s (25, 50 and 75cm) and two seeding rates (20 and 40 kg/ha) when
sown early and late.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Sowing Rate Sowing Row spacing
Rankins Springs, NSW
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To achieve:
• target yields
• target water use efficiencies
• DR1 quality grade.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Hillston, NSW
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To determine the performance of various wheat varieties across the low rainfall regions of Central West NSW

Crop type: Wheat 4 trials Crop Type Variety Type
Eubalong, NSW Rankins Springs, NSW Tottenham, NSW Weethalle, NSW
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To test the seed inoculant Jumpstart.

Tottenham, NSW
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To investigate the potential to refine fertiliser strategies and take advantage of crop type and their place in the rotation to enhance fertiliser efficiency.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Crop Rotation Fertiliser Fertiliser Rate
Curban, NSW
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To explore the use of alternative fertiliser sources and nutritional programs.

Crop type: Wheat 2 trials Fertiliser Fertiliser Type
Gunningbland, NSW Peak Hill, 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 determine the effects of sowing rates and row spacing on yield of wheat in our low rainfall environment.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Sowing Row spacing
Weethalle, NSW
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To see if zinc was limiting yield potential.

Crop type: Wheat 2 trials Fertiliser Fertiliser Type
Eubalong, NSW Tottenham, NSW
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To evaluate the efficacy and crop safety of alternative pre-emergence herbicides under knife-point and disc seeding systems.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Herbicide Herbicide Type Herbicide Rate
Waite, SA
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To compare the efficacy and crop safety of various pre-sowing herbicide mixes on grassy weeds in a dry sowing situation for wheat, and followed the treatments through to final grain yield.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Herbicide Herbicide Type
Buckleboo, SA
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To conduct an early sown wheat variety trial at Nyngan.

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