1999/2000 CWFS Research Compendium

Contents

Chairman’s Report Bruce Wattii
CWFS Committee, Staff & Systems Advisors iii
Members of CWFSv
Sponsors
1 CWFS 1999 Overview and Condobolin Farming Systems Trial1
2 Crop Nutrition and Growth
Managing Your Crop’s Nitrogen 5
Applied Nitrogen  11
Applied Nitrogen  
Alternative Dwarfing Genes for Improving15
Seedling Establishment of Wheat 17
Fertiliser Placement 20
Seedbed Utilisation – Safe Fertiliser Rates 26
Stubble, Tillage and Ryegrass 31
Biological Control of Crown Rot 33
3 Canola
Canola Management 37
Canola in the Central West 40
Canola in Western NSW 42
Canola in Western NSW 44
4 Pulses
Reliability of Pulse Crops in C.W. 46
Growing Pulse Crops 49
Are Lentils an Option for the C.W? 51
5 Sustainable Farming
Soil Structure, Hard Layers and Sodicity 54
No-Till Farming; Technology & Resolution 60
6 Pasture
Pasture Productivity in C. W. NSW64
Pasture for Prime Wheat Production 70
7 Season Forecasting
C.W. NSW Rainfall & the SOI 76
8. AWB Crop Monitoring, 1999 81
9 1999 CWFS Regional Site Trials 88