Podcasts

MLA Alternative Pasture Legume Options in Central West NSW – Podcast Now Available

Have you ever wondered what kinds of alternative legume forage options might be out there to support your red meat production? Funded by Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), the Central West Farming System’s (CWFS) Producer Demonstration Site Program is aiming to increase knowledge and adoption of alternative annual forage legume options available to meat producers in the low rainfall zone...
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GRDC Long Season Wheats Give Growers an Opportunity to Sow Early on Early Rains

Background Growers in central and southern NSW are interested in sowing wheat earlier than the traditional May sowing window. There are a number of drivers of this change. Advances in summer fallow management, which have led to improved soil water storage and sowing opportunitiesDeclining frequency and magnitude of traditional autumn breaks and winter rainfall but some increase in summer rainImprovements...
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Interview with Ian Shannon of Ezy Lime

Overview of the Ezy Lime, Parkes operation and insight into the production of lime.
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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 type and pH: Black belah...
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Inter-row Sowing in Condobolin, Central Western NSW

Controlled traffic farming / inter-row sowing with stubble retained farming systems. Case study: Roger Todd, Condobolin, NSW – Inter-row sowing in a stubble retained farming system. Enterprises: Controlled traffic farming on 2500 ha plus mixed farming with agistment stock on 5000 ha. Soil type and pH: red loam with a pH of 5 – 5.5. Overview: Roger (a finalist in...
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Management of Rye Grass and Black Oats in Weethalle, Western NSW

Case study: Ian Leulf – control of rye grass and black oats in a retained stubble system. Property size: 3500 ha at Weethalle, NSW. Enterprises: Dryland wheat, barley, sheep. Soil and pH: red sandy clay loam soils with a pH of 4.5. Overview: The Leulf’s generally follow a three year cropping program involving wheat, barley then fallow. After trialling numerous pulses and break...
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Inter-row Sowing in Rankin Springs, Western NSW

Case study: Graham Mason, Ungarie, NSW – Inter-row sowing in a stubble retained farming system. Property: “Westcourt” 8 km south west of Rankins Springs, 2500 ha. Enterprises: Continuous cropping – wheat, vetch, canola, barley, lupins. Soil type and pH: red soil with a pH of around 5. Overview: Graham follows a continual cropping, no-till farming program. Some of his country...
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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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