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The Chemical and Structural Benefits of Lime on Soil

The application of lime provides both vital chemical and structural benefits to soil. Their role is pivotal in combating acidity and dispersion issues associated with soil. The addition of lime in the form of calcium carbonate acts to consume hydrogen ions contributing to acidity as well as removing thick cation layers around clay particles ensuring...

2016 Commercial Stubble vs Cereal

2016 Cereal response to stubble treatments in Central Western NSW Key Points from 2016 Burning or cultivating 2015 stubbles tended to produce higher yields, however this was only significant at UngarieHigh rainfall and a soft finish removed the benefit of stored soil moisture that stubble retained systems may have providedNitrogen was the limiting factor for...

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

Content Introduction4Executive Committee4Sponsors & Funding bodies5Foreward6Chairman’s report7CEO’s report8Farming systems9Maintaining profitable farming systems9Risk management strategies for growing canola11Comparing break crops performance in SA Mallee15Are green manure cover crops a viable option21Seeding rate by row spacing25Sowing early to maximize wheat yield on low fallow31Area cultivated during the summer fallow has increased on recent years37Livestock grazing behaviour40Stubble and...

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...
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