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GRDC Barley Grass Project

Demonstrating and validating the implementation of integrated weed management strategies to control barley grass in the low rainfall zone farming systems Project Funders: GRDC, University of Aldelaide Project Duration: 2019-2022 Background: CWFS is a part of a 3-year project to undertake demonstration research to identify tactics for barley grass management in the low rainfall northern,...

CWFS Tapping a natural resource – a rural and regional ‘remote’ workforce

Date: Oct 2019- Oct 2021 Funding:  FRRR, Paul Ramsay Foundation A comprehensive training program that increases skills of participants to work remotely. This project will support the activation of underemployed people & increase human capital in Central West NSW.  Individuals (particularly women) will build confidence & acquire skills to re-enter the workforce remotely with CWFS’...

Women and Youth in Agriculture Conference 2019

Resilience and Renewal CWFS 2019 Women and Youth in Agriculture – ‘Resilience and Renewal’ was held on Wednesday 27 March 2019 at the Condobolin Agricultural Research Station to a record crowd of 160 people.  With perfect autumn weather, the crowd enjoyed a marquee on the lawn of the Ag Station; with a high number of...

CWFS AgMarketing Project 2018

AgMarketing Project The AgMarketing Project brings on-farm decision makers (women) and marketing specialists together in regular workshops and forums to learn more about agricultural commodity marketing strategies and opportunities. This project aims to increase knowledge, confidence and profitability of farming businesses through mentor support and peer to peer learning.   The Project was funded by the...

Cool Soil Initiative

Partnership expands to support farmer-led investigation of GHG emissions Project Duration: 2020-2021 Where it began In 2018 Riverine Plains and Central West Farming Systems partnered with Mars Petcare to develop an industry program, labelled the Australian Cool Farm Initiative, to quantify greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from wheat production, and to identify avenues to support farmers...

NLP2 Future Soils

Future proofing the soils of southern and central NSW from acidification and soil organic carbon decline (FutureSOILS NLP) Project Duration: 2019-2023 Aim The project aims to protect and improve the subsurface soil layers (5-20 cm) within southern and central NSW NRM regions grown under dryland cropping and modified pasture systems, of which >50% of soil...

GRDC Long Season Wheats Give Growers an Opportunity to Sow Early on Early Rains

Background Growers in central and southern NSW are interested in sowing wheat earlier than the traditional May sowing window. There are a number of drivers of this change. Advances in summer fallow management, which have led to improved soil water storage and sowing opportunitiesDeclining frequency and magnitude of traditional autumn breaks and winter rainfall but...

GRDC Soilborne Pathogens

Soilborne Pathogen Identification and Management Strategies for Winter Cereals Project Partners: GRDC, FarmLink, Birchip Cropping Group, Grower Group AllianceProject Code: FLR1912-003RTXProject Duration:  2019-2023Project Location: NSW, Victoria, WA Background Soilborne pathogens are a widespread problem across the Western, Southern and the winter dominant, cereal growing areas in the Northern region of Australia.A number of reports indicate...

GRDC Feathertop Rhodes Grass

Facilitating adoption of integrated weed management strategies for Feathertop Rhodes grass in the northern region, Program 2 (southern NSW) Project Partners:  GRDC, NSWDPIProject Location: Feathertop Rhodes grass is a highly aggressive weed that, despite being a focus of several research efforts, is continuing to increase in incidence and severity in northern farming systems. The recent...

GRDC Soils Extension Project

GRDC Soils Extension Project Extension of best practice principles for identifying and managing soil limitations in southern and central NSW This GRDC project has been developed by FarmLink and NSW DPI and Farming System Groups (CWFS, Riverine Plains, IREC, Southern Growers, Harden Landcare Network, ICC and Holbrook Landcare) to deliver a range of soils extension...
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