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Southern NSW Drought Resilience Hub

Charles Sturt University is proud to lead the Southern NSW Hub, one of eight hubs being established across Australia to combat drought and form the epicentre of user-driven innovation, research and adoption and facilitate transformational change through the co-design of research, development, extension, adoption, and commercialisation (RDEA&C) activities. Based at the Charles Sturt University AgriPark...

Alternative pasture legumes in NSW Central West – Mid year 2021 report

The CWFS Producer Demonstration Site (PDS) ‘Alternative pasture legumes in NSW Central West’ is in its first year.

Smarter Irrigation for Profit 2020

How to get the best dollars returned per hectare, considering physical delivery of water was not promised past 31 March 2020 in the Lachlan Valley.

Irrigation water in dry years: sell, buy or apply?

A supplementary irrigated wheat scenario, Central West, NSW. Key Messages A seasonal analysis of the temporary water market during a recent period of research showed a gross margin of $319/ML could be achieved if water were sold at a market average price.Hay prices and hay production need to exceed the dual economic thresholds of $500/t...

Controlling Barley Grass Report 2020

Demonstrating and validating the implementation of integrated weed management strategies to control barley grass in the low rainfall zone farming systems Author and organisation: Helen McMillan, Central West Farming Systems Key messages Pre-sow knockdown still shows promise for barley grass control on this farmSeeding rate did not impact barley grass numbers at this site in...

The Cool Soil Initiative

The Cool Soil Initiative is a paddock to product partnership, working with grain growers through regional farming systems groups (FSGs) to test and validate management practices that can then mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on-farm, to support the ongoing sustainability, productivity, and profitability of farming enterprises. Examples include: On-farm demonstration projects that validate the soil...

Check your mailbox!

The Soil CRC Rural Landholder Survey 2021 is out! If you receive one in your mailbox, we encourage you to take the time to complete and return it in the envelope supplied. We are keen to receive your feedback. This project aims to understand what land and farm management practices farmers undertake and why they choose the...

NSW DPI Farm Business Resilience Program

Under the NSW DPI Farm Business Resilience Program, farmers will receive an expert coach who will work with you and assist in your farming business. Participants will get an experienced business coach that helps set your goals and gets you organised and motivated. For further information and a quick outline or to apply, visit Farm...

MLA Alternative Pasture Legumes Project in NSW Central West – Pre Project Survey

CWFS has been busy sowing the MLA PDS ‘Feedbase options and alternatives for meat production in low to medium rainfall mixed farming zones of Central NSW’. Trial sites at Gunning Gap and Condobolin were sown in early May with good follow up rain. Pictured here is Annual Medic cv. Cheetah. Photo credit: H McMillan Please find below the...

CWFS Snapshot: Nick Farr-Jones in Condobolin

What a great night we all had recently with Rugby Union legend Nick Farr-Jones. Nick talked about his rugby career and what motivated him to achieve success. He also talked about how he overcame challenges in both his sporting and post rugby career of finance. We thank Nick and the NSW DPI Rural Resilience Fund for making...
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