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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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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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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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GRDC Soilborne Pathogens

Soilborne Pathogen Identification and Management Strategies for Winter Cereals Project Partners: GRDC, FarmLink, Birchip Cropping Group, Grower Group AllianceProject Code: FLR1912-003RTXProject Duration:  2019-2023Project Location: NSW, Victoria, WA Background Soilborne pathogens are a widespread problem across the Western, Southern and the winter dominant, cereal growing areas in the Northern region of Australia.A number of reports indicate that growers often rely on...
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GRDC Feathertop Rhodes Grass

Facilitating adoption of integrated weed management strategies for Feathertop Rhodes grass in the northern region, Program 2 (southern NSW) Project Partners:  GRDC, NSWDPIProject Location: Feathertop Rhodes grass is a highly aggressive weed that, despite being a focus of several research efforts, is continuing to increase in incidence and severity in northern farming systems. The recent confirmation of resistance to glyphosate...
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