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Sowing Early to Maximise Wheat Yield on Long Fallow 2016 Fact Sheet

Early sowing is essential in order to maximise yield of wheat crops grown on long (18 month) fallow. Long fallowing and early sowing are complementary practices, as the fallow reduces weeds and diseases which can be difficult to control in early sown crops, and early sowing with slow-developing cultivars allows the crop to better use...

2016 CWFS Research Compendium

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Sowing Early to Maximise Wheat Yield on Long Fallow

Within the Central Western area sowing early has become an essential component of maximising wheat yields on long fallows (18months). The practices of long fallowing and early sowing are quite often complimentary to one another as the fallow reduces the pressure of weeds and diseases that can quite often be difficult to control within early...

Beef Breeding Basics

Dan Murphy (Western Rivers Veterinary Group) speaks on getting the basics right with breeding beef cattle – mainly fertility, pregnancy and bull testing and vaccination. Filmed at CWFS and Tottenham’s Top Woodlands Agricultural Bureau’s 2016 Spring field day, on 6 October.

Fallow Management in Tottenham, Central Western NSW

Case study: Wayne Jarvis, Tottenham NSW – management of fallow (stubble) in a stubble retained system. Property: 2400 ha between Condobolin and Tottenham. Enterprises: 1200 ha cropping and a self-replacing merino flock. Mainly cropping cereals but moving into break crops. Direct drill operation on one property while more traditional mixed farming on another property. Soil...

Yellow Leaf Spot

Managing yellow leaf spot in stubble retained systems in Central West NSW Locally specific guidelines and support for a proactive approach to disease management within retained stubble systems. Key messages: Stubbles carrying high loads of yellow leaf spot inoculum are the major source of crop infection. Decomposition or removal of stubble reduces inoculum.Yellow leaf spot...

Rain N Grain

WUE in crop An overview on how to influence water use efficiency in crop. Rain to grain Some guidelines when it comes to converting rain to grain. Integrated weed management Outlining the importance of integrated weed management on farm and how to implement a successful strategy. Making WUE Work The ins and outs of making...

Weed Suppressive Wheat Genotypes

Herbicide resistant weeds and the overdependence on agrochemicals are on the rise within central western NSW. For example, the glyphosate resistant weeds that are now quite common within Australian farming systems include fleabane, annual ryegrass, barnyard grass, liver seed grass, windmill grass and brome grass just to name a few. Within Australian farming systems, weeds...

Sowing Pastures and Biodiversity – What We Want Versus What We Get

By Caitlin Langley   Farmers and managers understand that one of the keys to the reduction of weed populations and increasing drought tolerance in pasture is getting away from conventional monoculture.  Indeed many are progressing to the idea that by having multiple grass varieties in a pasture system by investing in greater pasture biodiversity it will encourage...

The Effects of Strategic Stubble Treatments on Nitrogen Response in Wheat

Central West Farming Systems are conducting a nitrogen response trial at a variety of regional sites. The trials are investigating the impacts of different stubble treatments (imposed late in fallow) on nitrogen response, wheat yield and quality. The trials will allow CWFS to evaluate any interaction between pre-sowing stubble treatments and the timing of top...
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