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 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 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 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 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 describe a method for resolving fPV, fNPV and fBS across the ~2 million km2 Australian tropical savanna
zonewith hyperspectral and multispectral imagery.

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 provide information about understanding maps.

Loxton, SA
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To investigate the impact that two different harvest weed seed control (HWSC) methods – narrow windrowing of header trash and the Esperance Mobile Ag Repairs (EMAR) chaff deck – have on reducing the weed burden in the following crop.

Crop type: Not specified 1 trial Crop Protection
Loxton, SA
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To inform readers about weed sensing: the use of a machine or instrument to detect a weed; a plant that shouldn’t be there

Crop type: No crop specified 1 trial Crop Protection
Loxton, SA
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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 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 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 answer the question 'Does stubble height matter?'

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Stubble Stubble Height
Weethalle, NSW
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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 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 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 understand the grazing behavior of livestock in paddocks to utilise technology such as portable fencing systems.

Crop type: Vetch 1 trial Crop Type Grazing
Nandaly, VIC
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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 report on the mouse monitoring program; part of a 3 year study funded by the GRDC to monitor mouse populations and forecast the liklihood of mouse outbreaks.

Condobolin, NSW
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To provide a special report on Mouse Census Week - a part of the mouse monitoring program; part of a 3 year study funded by the GRDC to monitor mouse populations and forecast the liklihood of mouse outbreaks.

Condobolin, 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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