GRDC Stubble Project

2015 Report – Merriwagga Long Term Tillage and Rotational Trial

Stubble efficiency – Stubble GrazingCondobolin 2015 Key points No-till treatments, for all rotations, were slightly higher-yielding than the conventional tillage treatments for wheat. The yield of peas, in rotation 2, was very low in this trial as a result of the season and Sakura® damage.Rotations including a fallow, such as the WFW treatment, had lower weed numbers compared to continuous...
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2015 CSIRO Collaborative Project

Cultural control strategies: the impact of stubble management on invertebrate pests in dryland cropping systems 2015 trial Key points Pest density was very low throughout the course of the trial and there was no obvious impact of stubble management practices on ground-dwelling pest numbers.High numbers of beneficials (mostly ants and spiders) were active in the plots early in the season.There...
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2015 Stubble Harvest Report

2015 Seasonal effects of strategic stubble treatments on nitrogen response in wheat in CWFS districts The focus of recent research is concentrating on maintaining profitable retained stubble systems rather than investigating the agronomic and economic benefits of stubble retention. Background CWFS are conducting trials at its regional sites that: investigate the impact of different stubble treatments imposed towardsthe end of...
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Rain n Grain n Stubble (Stubble Initiative)

GRDC Stubble Initiative Trial Background: “Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble in the Central West of NSW” or Rain Grain and Stubble, for short, is a 5yr project involving all of the 11 Regional Trial Sites in the CWFS region and is one of 10 Local GRDC Development &Extension (D&E) projects operating as part of an initiative across the...
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2014 Report – Merriwagga Long Term Trial

The Merriwagga tillage and rotation trial was established in 1999 aimed at comparing no-till farming techniques against conventional farming methods over 5 different cropping rotations. Access the report
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2014 NSW DPI Stubble Grazing Trial

Investigating the effect of stubble and grazing management on dry matter production within the cropping phase in low a rainfall climate. Access the report
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2014 Harvest Report

The Central West Farming Systems 2014 trial report that covers all of the research conducted in 2014 by CWFS. Access the report
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2013 Report – Long Fallow Management Trial

Key points Long fallows and green manure crops are valuable management tools that increase soil moisture and nutrition for the following crop.Controlling weeds 100% of the time in fallows preserves maximum soil moisture. Spraying weeds late in this trial equated to lost income of $85.56/ha as a result of lower grain yield and quality.Vetch as green manure compared equally in...
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2013 Harvest Report

An overview of all of the trials conducted by Central West Farming Systems during the year of 2013. Access the report
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