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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Aims:

To explain how computer modelling helps fallow decision making.

Crop type: Fallow 1 trial Soil Preparation
Condobolin, NSW
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To report on 2003 crop monitoring.

Tottenham, NSW
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To assess the value and place of grain legumes in a wheat rotation.

Crop type: Field peas,Vetch,Lupins 3 trials Crop Crop Type
Euabalong, 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 compare the response of H45 and Bowerbird when treated with a range of fungicide treatments.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fungicide Fungicide Application
Wirrinya, NSW
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To compare the response of H45 and Bowerbird when treated with a range of fungicide treatments.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fungicide Fungicide Application
Gunning Gap, NSW
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To report on a long-term soil amelioration trial established at the Gunning Gap CWFS regional site.

Crop type: Barley 4 trials Soil amelioration
Gunning Gap, NSW
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To develop high water-use farming systems that integrate crops with perennial pastures.

Condobolin, NSW
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  • To identify suitable machinery for deep nutrient placement with economic and practical potential.
  • To evaluate the potential of injecting fluid fertilisers into soil using high pressure.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Method
Wharminda, SA

Important Caution The results of this trial may have been impacted by unusual or adverse events
Storm damage
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To investigate the sustainability and profitability of cropping rotations and tillage methods on Merriwagga soils.

Crop type: Wheat 5 trials Crop Crop Type Variety Type
Merriwagga, NSW
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To investigate the yield potential of several pulse crops. 

Nyngan, NSW
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To investigate "Can fertiliser rates be reduced after a drought year to allow for the use of residual P?"

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Application
Nyngan, 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 report on paddock yield and seeding depth optimisation.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing
Minlaton, SA
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To verify that recommendations for maximum production in other pulse growing regions of SA are applicable under low rainfall conditions.

Crop type: Field peas,Kaspa peas 4 trials Crop Crop Type
Minnipa, SA Willamulka, SA
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To study the interaction between herbicides and Zn nutrition of wheat.

Crop type: Wheat 18 trials Fertiliser Fertiliser Type Herbicide Herbicide Type
Bogan Gate, Euabalong West, Gunning Gap, NSW Quandialla, NSW Tottenham, NSW Wirrinya, 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 production, management and profitability of three different pulse crops.

Tottenham, NSW
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To conduct a vetch variety trial to look for a dual purpose vetch variety.

Crop type: Vetch 1 trial Crop Crop Type
Ungarie, 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 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 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 the CWFS Crop Monitoring project.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Variety Type
Condobolin, NSW
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To develop cropping rotations to include pulse crops.

Crop type: Lentils,Lupins,Field peas,Vetch 4 trials Crop Crop Type Variety Variety Type
Euabalong, NSW
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To report on the Forbes soil amelioration trials.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat 4 trials Soil amelioration
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 report on nitrogen inputs from pasture legumes in a cropping rotation.

Condobolin, 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 report on Nyngan CWFS site results.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Rate Variety Variety Type
Nyngan, NSW
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To report on Nyngan CWFS site results.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial 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 quanitfy these grain yield increases achievable in wheat and canola in the central west of NSW through varying P rate experiments.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Rate
Condobolin, NSW
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To examine the long term environmental, biological and economical effects of alternate production systems

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Crop Rotation
Rankins Springs, NSW
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To provide further information regarding sowing rates and optimum plant densities.

Crop type: Wheat 2 trials Sowing Sowing Rate Variety Variety Type
Gunning Gap, NSW Wirrinya, NSW
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To measure responsiveness to starter nitrogen (N) and high sulphur (S) rates.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Rate
Wirrinya, 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 report on the role and management of high density legume break crops in dryland dropping rotations.

Crop type: Field peas,Vetch 2 trials Crop Crop Type
Cootamundra, NSW
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To report on seed quality, nitrogen, screenings and black point in wheat and barley.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat 2 trials Crop Type
Condobolin, NSW
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To provide information about soil biology in farming systems.

Condobolin, NSW
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To examine the long-term environmental, biological and economic effects of alternate production systems.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil
Rankins Springs, 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 use a combination of alternative weed control methods to minimise the reliance on chemicals.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Sowing Rate
Weethalle, NSW
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To measure potential responses in wheat.

Crop type: Wheat 3 trials Fertiliser Type
Gunning Gap, NSW Mulyandry, NSW Wirrinya, 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 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,
Source Data Unavailable
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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 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 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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