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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...
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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...
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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...
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The Effects of Windrow Burning

Overview- Overdependence on agrochemicals The project is primarily focusing on locally relevant research utilising two harvest weed seed control options, narrow windrow burning and the EMAR chaff deck or a farmer made equivalent. Both of these options provide a low cost method of controlling weed seeds . The yearly activities...
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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,...
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Inter-row Sowing

The question here is whether to sow on the row or within the inter-row. Sowing on the previous years row instead of the previous years inter row has been shown to enhance soil water content although it may leave you open to disease threats such as crown rot. This article...
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Slowing Crown Rot Build Up by Inter Row Sowing

Research that was conducted in NSW and Queensland has indicated that inter row sowing has proven to be a useful tool when reducing the build up of crown rot innoculum within control traffic systems. In minimum till cropping system the fungus Fusarium pseudograminearum (crown rot) has become concentrated within the...
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Inter-row Sowing in Rankins Springs, Western NSW

Case study: Nick Eckermann, Rankins Springs, NSW – Inter-row sowing in a stubble retained farming system. Property: “Hillview” 15km south west of Rankins Springs. Enterprises: Cropping 10,000 ha. Soil type and pH: loam tending to sands with a pH of 5 – 5.5. Overview: The Eckermann’s are broadacre croppers and...
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Control of Fleabane in Stubble Retained Farming Systems, Tottenham, Central Western NSW

Case study: Paul Adam, Tottenham, NSW – The control of fleabane in a stubble retained farming system. Property: 1620 ha CTF with retained stubble on one property and mixed farming on 1000 ha of leased country south of Tottenham. Enterprises: Wheat, canola, pulses and sheep. Soil type and pH: red clay loam with a...
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