North Mallee Farm Improvement Group

Description

The North Mallee Farm Improvement Group aims to develop economically sustainable and efficient farming systems for the district, improve returns on heavy soils, and facilitate trials that suit the region and social interaction within the group. The group is interested in soil health, mixed farming, sustainability, social aspects and grain marketing.

Current Activities

  • Trials
  • Climate change workshops
  • Field walk (later in 2012)
  • Other activities for 2012 are still in planning stage

Past Activities and Accomplishments

  • Durum wheat evaluation trials with five growers in the district (2002-2004)
  • Carbon and nutrient cycling workshop (2001)
  • Getting the most out of your boomspray workshop – Ron Fry, 2001
  • Established and compared different rotation within the group
  • Evaluated canola, nabbon and faba beans for their farming system
  • Won the national TopCrop award (2000)
  • Held “Soils are Alive” workshop with Professor Lyn Abbot, UWA
  • Group established in March 1999 following from the success of TopCrop activities and is still active today

North Mallee Farm Improvement Group

Salmon Gums, Western Australia, Australia

Committee

Chair/Contact: Sam Guest
T: 9075 8008
M: 0428 758 008
E: sam.guest@bigpond.com

NAMI Representative: Laurie Starcevich
T: 9078 5034
F: 9078 5081
M: 0427 080 011
E: gedrowfarms@bigpond.com.au
A: PO Box 33, Salmon Gums WA 6445

Number of Members

20 farm enterprises

Shires Covered

Esperance