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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Aims:

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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To use information collected from the GRDC funded 'Monitoring Mice in Austrlia' project to inform local producers of the impending plague so as proactive measures can be applied.

Condobolin, NSW
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To investigate whether weed management outside a cropping area provide benefits to growers in terms of lower weed burden, pest and disease risk within crop fields and an associated reduction in herbicide and pesticide inputs with an increase in economic returns?

Crop type: Not specified 1 trial Crop Crop Type Crop Protection
Condobolin, NSW
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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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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 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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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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  • 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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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 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 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 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 provide growers with information about break crop options available to them. 

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Condobolin, NSW
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To provide growers with information about break crop options available to them. 

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Eubalong, 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 conduct a barley variety demonstration at Ungarie.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Ungarie, NSW
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To compare the grass weed control of various herbicides and compare crop safety and grain yield on wheat at Penong and barley at Mangalo.

Crop type: Barley 2 trials Herbicide
Mangalo, SA Penong, SA
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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 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 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 a barley variety trial at Nyngan.

Crop type: Barley 2 trials Variety Variety Type
Nyngan, NSW Rankins Springs, 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 conduct an early sown wheat variety trial at Nyngan.

Crop type: Wheat 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 investigate the effects of row direction, row spacing and stubble cover on grain yield and quality. 

Crop type: Wheat 4 trials Sowing Sowing Row spacing Stubble
Minnipa, SA
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To investigate whether soil compaction was causing them production losses.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil Soil Compaction
Minnipa, SA
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To determine the interaction of row spacing and plant population on chickpea yield.

Crop type: Chickpeas 1 trial Sowing Rate Sowing Row spacing
Gunning Gap, NSW
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To capture some of these realities and provide an indication of how the different systems compare in physical and economic terms.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop
Condobolin, NSW
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To evaluate which cereal species and variety will produce the most early feed.

Crop type: Barley,Oats,Triticale,Wheat 4 trials Crop Crop Type Variety Variety Type
Minnipa, SA
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To determine the best management practices for growing the new varieties of chickpeas here in Condobolin.

Crop type: Chickpeas 1 trial Sowing Sowing Rate Sowing Row spacing Variety Variety Type
Condobolin, NSW
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To determine the success of Pasture Cropping for different starting pasture compositions and crop sequences (i.e. the difference betweencropping year-after-year compared to doing it once) in comparison to No Till cropping and pasture treatments. Success will be assessed by the profitability of the crop, the grazing value of the pasture, perennia… read more

Crop type: Lucerne,Mixed species 6 trials Crop Type Grazing
Condobolin, NSW Trangie, NSW Wellington, NSW
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To search for greater profit and improved management of feed gaps and pastures, which are incentives for grazing cereals.

Crop type: Wheat 2 trials Grazing
Edillilie, SA Minnipa, SA
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To report on interactions between management practices and soil biota in northern farming systems.

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 develop variety specific agronomy packages for the major winter crops in southern NSW with emphasis on agronomic practices that are likely to have a genotype x environment interaction.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat 2 trials Variety Variety Type
Condobolin, NSW
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To explore management impacts on wheat grain quality.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Variety Type
North Parkes, NSW
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To know more about nutrition of stock.

Condobolin, NSW
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Crop type: Mustard 4 trials Crop Crop Type Variety Variety Type
Bellata, NSW Coonamble, NSW Rowena, NSW Tamworth, NSW
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