Facey Group

The Facey Group is a farmer run group that aims to improve on-farm practice to keep farms healthy and profitable into the future. The group conducts trials, demonstrations and extension works in the local region in addition to tailoring training that enables farmers to adopt practices which they see as beneficial and with the potential to increase their production, resulting in increased profits.

Based in Wickepin Western Australia, the Facey Group is an innovative, highly motivated, organised and well-resourced grower group with a strong focus on our local region in addition to being involved with on of the most well recognised and progressive grower group’s in Australia.

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Years: 2012 to 2014
18 published trials
18 uploaded trial reports
14 trial sites
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The aim of this work was to identify new wheat varieties for maximising grain yield in dry and drying seedbeds in the scenario of possible frost risks during the growing season at Wickepin.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Timing Variety Type
Wickepin, WA Sandy loam
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Grain & Graze 3 - Grazing crops and frost

Phil Barrett-Lennard (Agvivo), Sheree Blechynden and Sarah Hyde (Facey Group)

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To assess the impact of (and interaction between) grazing and frost damage on the grain yield and quality of a range of winter and spring cereal varieties sown at two times of sowing.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Type Grazing Timing Sowing Timing Variety Type
Wickepin, WA Loamy sand
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Facey Group Agvivo

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To investigate adaptation of new wheat varieties in their resilience to frost stress during the growing season.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Timing Variety Type
Wickepin, WA Sandy
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Grazing crops at Dudinin

Jonathan England (DAFWA) and Sarah Hyde (Facey Group)

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To investigate the impacts of degree and timing of grazing on crop yield.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Grazing Timing Grazing Height
Dudinin, WA Sandy loam
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Wheat response to N and K

Brett Coxon (Summit Fertilizers), Rebecca Jenkinson (Living Farm), Sarah Hyde and Sheree Blechynden (Facey Group)

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Part of a series of trials to assess wheat response to nitrogen and potassium under different conditions across the wheatbelt and, locally, determine rates to improve yield and returns.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Rate Fertiliser Timing Fertiliser Method
Wickepin, WA Sandy duplex
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Role of stubble management on the severity and duration of frost and its impact on grain yield

Ben Biddulph (DAFWA), Rebecca Jenkinson (Living Farm), Sarah Hyde and Sheree Blechynden (Facey Group)

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To quantify the impact of stubble on the extent, severity and duration of frost and determine its effect on canopy temperature and grain yield.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Stubble Management Stubble Type
Wickepin, WA Loamy sand
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To quantify the impact of stubble on the extent, severity and duration of frost and determine its effect on canopy temperature and grain yield.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Frost Tendency Stubble Management
Wickepin, WA Sandy loam
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To determine the value of nitrogen and fungicide on the profitability of new wheat varieties with different disease resistances in wheat on wheat system.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Rate Fungicide Fungicide Timing Fungicide Application Variety Variety Type
Corrigin, WA Sandy
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  • To determine if the addition of lime and its method of incorporation (none/control, MBP or deep rip) has an effect on the soil pH profile and crop productivity.
  • To compare the impact of mouldboard ploughing and deep ripping on topsoil water repellence compared to an untreated control.

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Soil Preparation Soil amelioration Type Soil amelioration Rate
Wickepin, WA Loamy sand over gravel
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Long-term P trial

Brett Coxon (Summit), Rebecca Jenkinson (Living Farm), Sarah Hyde and Sheree Blechynden (Facey Group)

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To investigate the effect of phosphorus application rates and strategies over a number of years on the growth and yield of wheat.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Type Fertiliser Rate
Wickepin, WA Sandy loam
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Stubble rate response for the management of frost severity - Cuballing

Ben Biddulph (DAFWA), Rebecca Jenkinson (Living Farm), Sarah Hyde and Sheree Blechynden (Facey Group)

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Determine if there is an interaction between temperature and various rates of stubble and outline whether increased stubble loads change the severtiy and duration of frost.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Frost Tendency Stubble Management
Wickepin, WA Sandy duplex
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Stubble rate response for the management of frost severity - Tincurrin

Ben Biddulph (DAFWA), Rebecca Jenkinson (Living Farm), Sarah Hyde and Sheree Blechynden (Facey Group)

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Determine if there is an interaction between temperature and various rates of stubble and outline whether increased stubble loads change the severtiy and duration of frost.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Frost Tendency Stubble Management
Wickepin, WA Loamy sand
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To demonstrate the impacts of degree and timing of grazing of crops on yield.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Type Grazing Timing Grazing Height
Kolindale, WA Medium loam
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Wheat agronomy on water repellent sands

Steve Davies, Christine Zaicou (DAFWA), Sarah Hyde and Sheree Blechynden (Facey Group)

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To systematically assess the impact of sowing time, seeding rate and wetting agents on wheat establishment and productivity across a range of environments on water repellent soil and determine whether there are interactions between the agronomic options tested.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil Type Soil amelioration Type Sowing Rate
Warradarge, WA Loamy sand over gravel
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To identify on-farm management strategies to increase soil organic carbon (SOC) and quantify any associated risks and benefits in a grain production system. In this trial the NSPNR wanted to detrmine whether: Altering inputs to increase plant biomass would subsequently increase soil carbon, and amending soils with compost would increase soil car… read more

Crop type: Not specified 1 trial Fertiliser Type Fertiliser Rate
Tincurrin, WA Grey calcareous sandy loam
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To determine the effectiveness of biochar on increasing soil carbon and soil stability.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Soil amelioration Type
Corrigin, WA
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To provide a demonstration site to observe the effects of mouldboard ploughing vs. no cultivation on non-wetting soils and crop growth and yield.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil Preparation Soil amelioration Type Soil amelioration Rate
Wickepin, WA Sandy clay loam
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To assess the impact of sheep grazing over summer on crop residues, soil quality and no-tillage crop establishment and yields.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Grazing Regime
Wickepin, WA
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