Projects

GRDC Northern Pulse Check

Background An increase in the tools, knowledge and confidence of growers and advisors across the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Northern Region to optimise pulse crop yields is the aim of a new GRDC funded project titled ‘Pulse Check – local extension and communication for profitable pulse production in South East NSW’. FarmLink is working with Pulse Australia in...
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Smarter Irrigation For Profit Phase 2 (SIP2)

Project Duration: 2019-2022 Background: SIP2 addresses the challenge of reduced water availability by improving the water productivity of Australian cropping and pasture irrigators. It will do this by developing new precision irrigation technologies, improving existing technologies and facilitating faster uptake through producer led demonstration sites.Smarter Irrigation for Profit Phase 1 found participating Australian by adopting precision irrigation techniques.Smarter Irrigation for...
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GRDC Barley Grass Project

Demonstrating and validating the implementation of integrated weed management strategies to control barley grass in the low rainfall zone farming systems Project Funders: GRDC, University of Aldelaide Project Duration: 2019-2022 Background: CWFS is a part of a 3-year project to undertake demonstration research to identify tactics for barley grass management in the low rainfall northern, southern and western regions. The...
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MLA PDS – Alternative Pasture Legumes in Central West NSW

Project Durations: 2021-2024 Aim To increase knowledge and adoption of alternative annual forage legume options available to meat producers in the low rainfall zone (LRZ) of central west NSW, which have not been traditionally used, by showing they can be easily integrated into existing mixed farming operations to assist in meat production and adaptation to climate variability. Description and background...
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CWFS Tapping a natural resource – a rural and regional ‘remote’ workforce

Date: Oct 2019- Oct 2021 Funding:  FRRR, Paul Ramsay Foundation A comprehensive training program that increases skills of participants to work remotely. This project will support the activation of underemployed people & increase human capital in Central West NSW.  Individuals (particularly women) will build confidence & acquire skills to re-enter the workforce remotely with CWFS’ facilitation & contractor expertise. The...
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Women and Youth in Agriculture Conference 2019

Resilience and Renewal CWFS 2019 Women and Youth in Agriculture – ‘Resilience and Renewal’ was held on Wednesday 27 March 2019 at the Condobolin Agricultural Research Station to a record crowd of 160 people.  With perfect autumn weather, the crowd enjoyed a marquee on the lawn of the Ag Station; with a high number of industry stakeholders and local businesses...
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CWFS AgMarketing Project 2018

AgMarketing Project The AgMarketing Project brings on-farm decision makers (women) and marketing specialists together in regular workshops and forums to learn more about agricultural commodity marketing strategies and opportunities. This project aims to increase knowledge, confidence and profitability of farming businesses through mentor support and peer to peer learning.   The Project was funded by the Federal Government’s Farming Together Project...
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Cool Soil Initiative

Partnership expands to support farmer-led investigation of GHG emissions Project Duration: 2020-2021 Where it began In 2018 Riverine Plains and Central West Farming Systems partnered with Mars Petcare to develop an industry program, labelled the Australian Cool Farm Initiative, to quantify greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from wheat production, and to identify avenues to support farmers in reducing emissions, with a...
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NLP2 Future Soils

New to CWFS is the National Landcare funded project looking at soil acidity and machine learning to manage soil acidity in NSW. Project Duration: 2019-2023 Background: Soil acidity and declining Soil Organic Carbon affects over half of agricultural soils in southern and central NSW and threatens the viability and resilience of farming systems. Current acid soil management practices are based...
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