2007 CWFS Research Compendium

Contents

Introduction
Chairman’s Report6
CWFS Introduction7
CWFS Update10
CWFS Project13
Core Site
A Comparison of Farming Systems Profitability – 2002 – 200615
Regional Sites
Merriwagga CWFS Trial Results 1999-200623
Weethalle Farming Systems Demonstration – Part No 2 – 200631
Regional Site Wheat Variety Trial Results 200640
Stripe Rust Review44
Northparkes Mine Broadacre Trial: Exploring Management Impacts on Wheat Grain Quality50
New Barley and Wheat Varieties and Their Management54
Oilseed Mustard for 200760
The Australian Vetch Breeding Program67
Pulses Now and The Future71
Yield mapping and Spatial Data76
Chickpea Variety, Sowing Rate and Row Spacing Trial79
Alternative Trial81
Grain and Graze
Saltbush Alley Farming Trial at Condobolin85
Grain and Graze: Pasture Cropping Sub Programme91
Grain and Graze Project Report95
Low Rainfall Collaboration Project
The Low Rainfall Collaboration Project102
2006 – A Year to Leave Behind but NOT to Forget104
A Profitable Future: New Rotations for Low –Rainfall environments107
Soil Health and Management
Interactions between Management Practices and Soil Biota in Northern Farming Systems: Implications for Productivity.112
Life Under the Soil Surface in Pasture Systems115
Phosphorus Requirements For Wheat Post Drought121
Livestock Management
Grazing Cereals in Medium and Low Rainfall Environments125
Cereals for Early Feed132
Mating Merino Ewe Weaners135
Comparing Sheep Breeds137
Nutrition of Livestock140
Increasing Lambing Percent – What is economic?143
Index
Index146
CWFS Membership/Renewal Form
Membership/Renewal Form151