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Fallow Management in Condobolin, Central Western NSW

Case study: Ian Manwaring, Condobolin NSW – Fallow management (stubble) in a stubble retained system. Enterprises: Mainly cropping with wheat, barley and oats, sheep (mainly Dorper), cattle and goats. Soil type and pH: Red, hard setting with pH ranging from 5 to 6.5. Overview: The Manwarings farm 22,000 ha North West of Condobolin. They run a mixed farming operation and...
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Nitrogen Application and Budgeting – A Discussion with Chris Baker, Agronomist

Case study: Chris Baker of Baker Ag Advantage, Forbes NSW – Managing his clients’ nitrogen applications and requirements in their stubble retained farming systems. Overview: Chris manages a consultancy business for dry land and irrigation, mixed and continuous cropping farming enterprises in Central West NSW, focusing on management of crop rotations, herbicide choices and crop nutrition. His clients’ enterprises are an...
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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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