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Two More Successful AgMarketing Workshops

CWFS AgMarketing meetings 2 & 3 November 2017 Condobolin Another meeting of the Condobolin CWFS AgMarketing Project was held on Thursday, 2 November with rural women coming together to catch up and discuss the upcoming harvest over an informal lunch at the Railway Hotel, Condobolin.  This meeting provided a great opportunity for the group to...

GRDC and Federal MP Mark Coulton Announce Infrastructure Grant for CWFS Research Innovation Hub

On Thursday 2 November 2017 CWFS hosted an event for an announcement by Dr Steve Jefferies, Managing Director of GRDC and Federal MP Mark Coulton, of a $380,000 infrastructure grant for the CWFS Research Innovation Hub (formerly known as LIRAC). The development of the CWFS Research Innovation Hub will provide employment opportunities in regional NSW....

2017 CWFS Spring Field Days Overview

Central West Farming Systems hosted five spring field days during September and October 2017; Mumbil Creek, Tottenham (with the Tottenham Top Woodlands Agricultural Bureau), LIRAC (with CSIRO), Northparkes Mine and Gunning Gap. Dr Neil Fettell also attended the AgGrow Agronomy and Research’s Rankins Springs field day in September, explaining the CWFS stubble management and nutrient...

CWFS AgMarketing Meeting – 30 August 2017

The official launch of the CWFS AgMarketing Project was held on Wednesday, 30 August 2017 with 16 women from the Central West region of NSW attending a workshop at the Condobolin Ag Station.  The CWFS AgMarketing Project aims to upskill and improve knowledge of local producers and growers in the sphere of agricultural commodity marketing...

Understanding the Influence of Row Spacing and Direction in the Mallee

A recent two-year trial has produced encouraging data to help Mallee farmers understand the role that row spacing and orientation play in crop performance and weed control.  With insight from trials undertaken in Western Australia and New South Wales, Birchip Cropping Group has recently completed a project to investigate the influence of row spacing and...

CWFS Hosts Australia’s Advocate for Soil Health Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery on Region Tour

Central West Farming Systems recently hosted Major General the Honorable Michael Jeffery and his wife Marlena from the 20 to 22 June 2017 for a tour of the CWFS area. Major General Jeffery was the 24th Governor-General of Australia, serving from 2003 to 2008. As well as being active on many other committees throughout Australia, he...

CWFS Two Day Precision Ag Seminar

CWFS hosted a two day Precision Agriculture Seminar on 28 and 29 June 2017 at the Condobolin Agricultural Research and Advisory Station, showcasing new technologies available within the region for both precision livestock and cropping management. As well, attendees of the event were the first group of producers to observe the Centre for Robotics’ (from...

Interview with Ian Shannon of Ezy Lime

Overview of the Ezy Lime, Parkes operation and insight into the production of lime.

Drones in Australian Agriculture

When we think about all of the innovative technologies within the agricultural sector its hard to not think about drone technologies. The use of drones seems to be fitting well with all enterprise mixes as they provide real time surveillance. This live streaming video allows Australian farmers to be proactive instead of reactive when it...

Healthy Soils and Pastures Workshop

 Over thirty people attended a Healthy Soils and Pastures workshop held at West Wyalong on May 15 2017. The event was organised by CWFS to encourage better knowledge of strategies to combat weeds in a farming system, reduce the reliance on agrochemicals and be more pro-active in monitoring and manipulating soil pH. Presenters included: Hanwen Wu...
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