Nyabing Farm Improvement Group Inc.


The Nyabing Farm Improvement Group Inc was informally started in 2006 with a handful of farmers meeting on each other’s farms and touring other regions on an ad hoc basis. Now the group has 38 members and is an incorporated body with a committee of 4; President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. The group aims to build and share farming ideas and innovations to boost productivity and sustainability in the local farming community. The group actively meets in the paddock to discuss issues keeping a “hands on approach” to their issues and interests. The group has a straight forward approach to research by addressing issues that are relevant and will deliver a change in the paddock, and by working alongside each other, industry partners and researchers.

Current Activities

  • Deep ripping demo’s for 2016 – farmer initiative
  • New legume pastures – MLA
  • Soil pH small scale replicated trial – National Landcare and SWCC
  • Soil health lime x pasture – SWCC
  • Herbicide resistance survery – GRDC Fast Track RCSN

Past Activities and Accomplishments

  • Frost Workshop
  • Spring Field Day 2014
  • Mouldboard Interaction With Frost GRDC
  • Liquid Calcium Research Trial
  • Knockdown Spike Trial
  • Deep ripping trial work through DAFWA Katanning
  • Weed seed bank project through DAFWA Katanning
  • VRT trial work through DAFWA Albany
  • NVT canola and wheat trial sites GRDC
  • Focus Paddocks Rotations – Perry Dolling DAFWA Katanning
  • Non Wetting Soils Trial – Derk Bakker DAFWA Katanning
  • Recovery from Grazing Crops – Raj Malik DAFWA Katanning
  • Liming effect on soil pH at low, med and high rates
  • Frost x stubble interaction in wheat, RCSN


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Nyabing Farm Improvement Group Inc.

Nyabing, Western Australia, Australia


Chair: Ben Hobley
T: 9828 5064
M: 0409 285 054
E: ben@hobley.net.au

Vice Chair: Braden Johnston
M: 0428 181 910
E: bradenkate@harboursat.com.au

Secretary: Trenton Browne
M: 0428 221 571
E: trentonandrachel@activ8.net.au

Contact: Fiona Hobley
M: 0448 880 585
E: fiona@hobley.net.au
A: PO Box 2, Nyabing 6341

Number of Members


Shires Covered

Nyabing, Dumbleyung