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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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Contract Harvest Management in Forbes, Central Western NSW

Harvest management case study 1: Bob Wythes Overview: Property owner: Bob Wythes. Enterprises: Cropping and fat lambs. Contract harvesting. Soil: River flats running to heavy clays. pH: 7 Bob downsized recently from 2500 hectares and now operates 500 hectares of irrigation country just south of Forbes, NSW. He crops around 100 hectares of lucerne for hay, 200 hectares of wheat and barley and...
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Harvest Management – Share Farming, in Condobolin, Central Western NSW

Harvest management case study 2: Darren Miles Overview Location: Condobolin NSW Contractor: Darren Miles. Enterprises: Share farming, contract harvesting. Darren leases and share farms approximately 1600 ha as well as running a contract farming business at Condobolin and surrounding districts, mainly Grenfell and Cowra. He generally harvests around 3000 to 4000 hectares. He farms mostly wheat and canola in rotation after a conventional...
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