Crown Reserves Improvement Fund Program 2019-2020

CWFS received funding under this program to undertake weed management at The Fettell Centre. The objective was to improve the reserve and enable on-going maintenance of the reserve.  This was achieved and CWFS would like to acknowledge the support of the NSW Department of Industry for their support.
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2018 CWFS Research Compendium

Contents 2017 Chairperson Report52017 Executive Committee Contacts and Staff62017 CEO report772017 Stubble vs fertiliser application method, timing and rate – Tottenham8Proximal soil sensing11Stubble nutrient loss from summer rainfall15Wheat & barley variety trials Rankins Springs & Hillston, 201719Changing the CULTURE of pest management in retained stubble systems24Can soil organic matter be...
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Soil Acidity – Crop Yield Impacts and Management in Central West NSW

Helen McMillan and John Small Central West Farming Systems GRDC Project: CWF00019 Soil acidity and pH management for central west farming districts. Key Words: pH, acidification, lime, legumes Take home messages Soil acidification is a natural process accelerated by high crop yields and fertilizer use. It is an unseen cost of...
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2017 Commercial Stubble vs Canola Harvest Report

2017 Seasonal effects of strategic stubble treatments on Canola in CW NSW Background CWFS conducted trials across the central western district that: investigated the impact that different stubble treatments (burning, cultivation, harrowed or standing stubble) imposed just prior to sowing have on the growth and yield of winter crops, measured...
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Harvest 2017 – GRDC Stubble Project Trial Plots Completed

Wednesday 29 November 2017 heralded the final stubble project plot to be harvested at Northparkes Mine. The other two sites were at Tottenham and Mumbil Creek. These trials have been sown for five years under the GRDC funded initiative “Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble in Central West NSW”....
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2017 CWFS Research Compendium

Contents 2016 Chairperson Report52016 Executive Committee Contacts and Staff62016 CEO report7UNFS 2016 Barley Grass Trial82015-16 Weed control using narrow windrows vs EMAR chaff deck12Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble16Self-weeding crops – a potential tool in herbicide resistance management25Is controlled traffic farming altering crop performance across seeder widths in CWFS...
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2017 CWFS Spring Field Days Overview

Central West Farming Systems hosted five spring field days during September and October 2017; Mumbil Creek, Tottenham (with the Tottenham Top Woodlands Agricultural Bureau), LIRAC (with CSIRO), Northparkes Mine and Gunning Gap. Dr Neil Fettell also attended the AgGrow Agronomy and Research’s Rankins Springs field day in September, explaining the...
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Understanding the Influence of Row Spacing and Direction in the Mallee

A recent two-year trial has produced encouraging data to help Mallee farmers understand the role that row spacing and orientation play in crop performance and weed control.  With insight from trials undertaken in Western Australia and New South Wales, Birchip Cropping Group has recently completed a project to investigate the...
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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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