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Inter-row Sowing in Rankins Springs, Western NSW

Case study: Nick Eckermann, Rankins Springs, NSW – Inter-row sowing in a stubble retained farming system. Property: “Hillview” 15km south west of Rankins Springs. Enterprises: Cropping 10,000 ha. Soil type and pH: loam tending to sands with a pH of 5 – 5.5. Overview: The Eckermann’s are broadacre croppers and have not run livestock for ten years. They felt they...
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Control of Fleabane in Stubble Retained Farming Systems, Tottenham, Central Western NSW

Case study: Paul Adam, Tottenham, NSW – The control of fleabane in a stubble retained farming system. Property: 1620 ha CTF with retained stubble on one property and mixed farming on 1000 ha of leased country south of Tottenham. Enterprises: Wheat, canola, pulses and sheep. Soil type and pH: red clay loam with a pH of 5.5 to 6. Overview: Paul farms a controlled...
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Management of Ryegrass and Black Oats in Condobolin, Central Western NSW

Case study: Jock Coupland– control of ryegrass and black oats in a retained stubble system. Property owners: Jock and Trini Coupland, “Wardry” Condobolin. Property size: 2800 ha Enterprises: Dryland wheat, lupins, canola, irrigated cotton and cattle. Soil and pH: red soil to river clays with a pH of 5.2 – 7. Overview: Jock doesn’t have a fixed rotation with his dryland farming, rather it depends...
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Management of Windmill Grass in Condobolin, Central Western NSW

Management of windmill grass in a stubble retained system. Case study: Bruce Staniforth– control of windmill grass in a retained stubble system. Property owners: Bruce Staniforth, “Bogong” Condobolin. Property size: 8000 ha Enterprises: Cereals, sheep and cattle. Soil and pH: red soil with a pH of 5.5 Overview: Bruce is a mixed farmer and describes himself as fairly conventional. He...
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Fleabane Management in Weethalle, Western NSW

Case study: Ian Leulf– control of fleabane in a retained stubble system. Property owners: Ian and Georgie Leulf. Property size: 3600 ha Enterprises: Wheat, barley and fat lambs. Soil and pH: Sandy to clay loam with a pH of 4.9. Overview: The Leulfs run a controlled farming system as well breeding 900 cross-bred ewes. They follow a three year rotation...
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Inter-row Sowing in Tottenham, Central Western NSW

Case study: Geoff Chase, Tottenham NSW – Inter-row sowing in a stubble retained farming system. Property: “Waitara” 7500 ha, 15km north of Tottenham. Enterprises: Angus cattle stud and commercial herd, wheat, chickpeas, faba beans, lucerne hay, fodder (which is brown manured for fallow as well as grazing). Soil type and pH: Self cracking grey clay soils with a pH of...
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Yellow Leaf Spot in Stubble Retained Systems, Condobolin, Central Western NSW

Property owners: Pete and Vicki Stuckey. Property size: 10,000 ha Enterprises: Cropping, merinos and fat lambs, beef cattle (Shorthorn and Angus). Soil and pH: Red soil with pH of 5.6. Overview: Pete and Vicki farm a dryland property 25 km north of Condobolin.  They crop wheat, barley, oats and canola and also grow field peas and lucerne as break crops....
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Geoff McCallum, Parkes NSW: Harvest management of stubble

Property owner: Geoff McCallum Enterprises: 4000 ha cropping on controlled traffic system; 1000 ha legumes for brown manuring, 1000 ha canola, 2000 ha wheat and barley. Harvest stubble management: Geoff farms dryland country in the Parkes and Forbes districts. At harvest he always cuts the stubble to around 25 cm or less to facilitate easy passage through his sowing equipment. He used Kirby...
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Harvest Management of Stubble in Condobolin, Central Western NSW

Harvest management of stubble case study: James Butt, Condobolin NSW. Overview: Property owner: James and Orlana Butt Enterprises: Cropping and fat lambs. Rainfall: 400/450mm Soil: Heavy red loam through to lighter sandy red loams. pH: 5.4 James and Orlana farm 4500 ha of dry land country north of Condobolin and have concentrated mainly on cropping in the past, but are currently building lamb numbers to...
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