Central West Farming Systems trials

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A comparison of farming systems profitability: 2002-2006

To capture some of these realities and provide an indication of how the different systems compare in physical and economic terms.

Central West Farming Systems
2006 Condobolin NSW
Research organisaton
Airborne imagery

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”).

Central West Farming Systems
GRDC SAGIT
2016 Loxton SA
Research organisaton
Alectown crop variety comparisons - barley

To report on crop variety trials at Alectown.

Central West Farming Systems
2001 Alectown NSW
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Alectown crop variety comparisons - wheat

To report on crop variety trials at Alectown.

Central West Farming Systems
2001 Alectown NSW
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Alectown CWFS site - wheat stripe rust control demonstration

To determine if an economic result was seen after spraying of an H45 crop for stripe rust.

Central West Farming Systems
2003 Alectown NSW
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Alectown W3/S4 NSW DPI main season barley

To report on barley variety growth.

Central West Farming Systems
2005 Alectown NSW
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Alternative crops trial

To look at alternative crops to wheat and barley.

Central West Farming Systems
2004 Tottenham NSW
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Alternative dwarfing genes for improving seedling establishment of wheat

To report on a sowing depth study comparing growth and yield of long coleoptile-selected wheats with commercial tall and semi dwarf varieties.

Central West Farming Systems
GRDC
1999 Condobolin NSW
Research organisaton
An evaluation of seed treatments for controlling insects and diseases in canola

To evaluate the potential for grain yield responses from controlling insects and diseases in canola with commercially available seed applied treatments.

Central West Farming Systems
GRDC
2004 Alectown NSW
Research organisaton
Analysis from trials shows value of nitrogen

To report on trials showing the value of nitrogen.

Central West Farming Systems
2014 Condobolin NSW
Research organisaton
Angel proves to be a godsend

To demonstrate to Upper North growers the impact that sulfonylurea (SU) residues and other broadleaf herbicides have on two medic pastures, Herald and the new strand medic Angel.

Central West Farming Systems
2005 Morchard
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Angel survives summer SU residues

To test the tolerance of the new strand medic, Angel, to sulfonylurea (SU) herbicide residues from a summer weed application.

Central West Farming Systems
2005 Walpeup VIC
Research organisaton
Applied nitrogen

To report on testing, monitoring and calculations that are designed to make decisions which minimise
risk and maximise returns.

Central West Farming Systems
1999 Tullibigeal
Research organisaton
Are green manure cover crops a viable option to reduce the use of agrochemical in the low rainfall Mallee?

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.

Central West Farming Systems
GRDC
2015 Condobolin NSW
Research organisaton
Are lentils an option for the Central West?

To determine whether lentils are an option in the Central West.

Central West Farming Systems
1999 Hillston NSW
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Assessment of soil pH: current status

To increase grower awareness of: the current status of soil acidification and the associated causes and impacts and associated need to address of soil acidification via the ongoing application of agricultural lime.

Central West Farming Systems
GRDC
2014 Alectown NSW
Research organisaton
Assessment of soil pH: current status

To increase grower awareness of: the current status of soil acidification and the associated causes and impacts and associated need to address of soil acidification via the ongoing application of agricultural lime.

Central West Farming Systems
2014 Gunning Gap NSW
Research organisaton
Assessment of soil pH; changes over time at historic sites sampled under a previous soil acidity project

To increase grower awareness of: the current status of soil acidification and the associated causes and impacts and associated need to address of soil acidification via the ongoing application of agricultural lime.

Central West Farming Systems
GRDC
2014 Nyngan NSW
Research organisaton
Assessment of soil pH; changes over time at historic sites sampled under a previous soil acidity project

To increase grower awareness of: the current status of soil acidification and the associated causes and impacts and associated need to address of soil acidification via the ongoing application of agricultural lime.

Central West Farming Systems
2014 Condobolin NSW
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Assessment of the impact of lime upon plant biomass and yield

To increase grower awareness of the benefits of applying Lime to a cropping operation. Providing local relevance to farmers.

Central West Farming Systems
GRDC
2014 Condobolin NSW
Research organisaton
Barley grass trial

To study the interaction of cereal type and variety and seeding rate on crop yield and grass suppression on a known weedy site.

Central West Farming Systems
GRDC
2016 Appila SA
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Barley varieties and agronomy

To report on barley variety and agronomy trials conducted at many of the CWFS sites.

Central West Farming Systems
2004 Condobolin NSW
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Barley variety demonstration - Ungarie

To conduct a barley variety demonstration at Ungarie.

Central West Farming Systems
2008 Ungarie NSW
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Better canola - crop archhitecture and seed quality
  • 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.
Central West Farming Systems
GRDC
2009 Junee NSW
Research organisaton
Biological control of crown rot

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.

Central West Farming Systems
1999 Condobolin NSW
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Break crops and crop rotations: effects on nitrogen, pasture yield, grain yield and profit

To challenge this notion, and to examine the impacts of break crops on the longer-term financial performance of following wheat crops.

Central West Farming Systems
2014 Forbes NSW
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Brome and barley grass control in the Eyre Peninsula

To compare the grass weed control of various herbicides and compare crop safety and grain yield on wheat at Penong and barley at Mangalo.

Central West Farming Systems
2008 Mangalo SA
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Can we do conservation farming in the (marginal) cropping areas of western NSW?

To present actual farming results from a large cropping program in the Condobolin area in central NSW.

Central West Farming Systems
1997 Condobolin NSW
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Canola and mustard in a dry environment

To test a range of early maturing canola cultivars.

Central West Farming Systems
GRDC SAGIT SARDI
2003 Minnipa SA
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Canola in the Central West - a grower experience

To report on a grower experience of growing canola in the Central West.

Central West Farming Systems
1999 Lynton
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Canola in the Western NSW - a grower experience

To report on a grower experience of growing canola in the Western NSW.

Central West Farming Systems
1999 Mumbil Creek NSW
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Canola response to phosphorous in the Forbes district

To investigate canola response to phosphorous in the Forbes district.

Central West Farming Systems
1999 Wirrinya NSW
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Canola response to phosphorus at Gunning Gap

To investigate the potential for responses from high rates of P fertiliser.

Central West Farming Systems
2001 Gunning Gap NSW
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Canola to Western NSW - a grower experience

To report on a grower experience of bringing canola to Western NSW.

Central West Farming Systems
1999 Lake Cargelligo NSW
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Cereal grazing on Eyre Peninsula

To compare different varieties for dry matter production (DM/ha), recovery from grazing and the impact of grazing on grain yields.

Central West Farming Systems
2005 Minnipa SA
Research organisaton
Cereal response to stubble treatments in Central Western NSW

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.

Central West Farming Systems
GRDC
2016 Alectown NSW
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Cereals for early feed

To evaluate which cereal species and variety will produce the most early feed.

Central West Farming Systems
GRDC MLA
2006 Minnipa SA
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Chickpea variety, sowing rate and row spacing trial

To determine the best management practices for growing the new varieties of chickpeas here in Condobolin.

Central West Farming Systems
2006 Condobolin NSW
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Chickpeas response to row spacing and plant population

To determine the interaction of row spacing and plant population on chickpea yield.

Central West Farming Systems
2007 Gunning Gap NSW
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Combating sodic subsoils - is plant growth affected by sodic subsoils?

To investigate whether plant growth affected by sodic subsoils.

Central West Farming Systems
2004 Condobolin NSW
Research organisaton
Comparing break crop performance in the SA Mallee

To compare break crop productivity and profitability on major soil types in the northern South Australian Mallee.
 

Central West Farming Systems
GRDC
2015 Loxton SA
Research organisaton
Comparing break crop performance in the SA Mallee
Central West Farming Systems
2015 Waikerie SA
Research organisaton
Comparison of Lower Eyre Peninsula grazing systems

To capture how different pasture systems are performing.

Central West Farming Systems
2005 Minnipa SA
Research organisaton
Computer modelling helps fallow decision making

To explain how computer modelling helps fallow decision making.

Central West Farming Systems
GRDC
2003 Condobolin NSW
Research organisaton
Condobolin oat varietal yield and quality trial

To provide localised data on the yield and quality response of released and near release oats lines.

Central West Farming Systems
GRDC
2005 Condobolin NSW
Research organisaton
Condobolin wheat varietal yield and quality trial

To provide localised data on the yield and quality response of released and near release wheat lines.

Central West Farming Systems
GRDC
2005 Condobolin NSW
Research organisaton
Condobolin, field pea varietal yield and quality trial

To provide localised data on the yield and quality response of released and near release field pea lines.

Central West Farming Systems
GRDC
2005 Condobolin NSW
Research organisaton
Continuous cropping - is it sustainable?

To answer the question - continuous cropping - is it sustainable?

Central West Farming Systems
GRDC
1990 Condobolin NSW
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Controlled traffic - is coming to a farm near you

To present information about controlled traffic farming.

Central West Farming Systems
1998 Condobolin NSW
Research organisaton
Core site

To report on activities and results from the core site in 2005.

Central West Farming Systems
2005 Condobolin NSW
Research organisaton