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This week at BCG

Monday 5 October 2015

Nhill crop walk will be held at the BCG-Agritech site this week on Thursday at 1.00pm. It will be followed by a Craig Day spray workshop. In the paddock, dry matter cuts will be taken for many trials as an assessment to be referred to after harvest.

Current projects

Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble

As part of the GRDC's 'stubble initiative', BCG is working in collaboration with SFS, ICC and VNTFA to deliver guidelines to Victorian and Tasmanian growers looking to maintain profitable retained stubble farming systems.


Nhill crop walk and spraying masterclass - 8 October, 1.00 - 5.00pm

GAPP Women's harvest meeting - 22 October, 9.00am - 1.00pm

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Mostly sunny. Winds N/NW 30 to 45 km/h shifting cooler SW 35 to 50 km/h in the afternoon then tending S/SW 25 to 35 km/h in the late evening. Areas of raised dust and stronger wind squalls possible this afternoon with and following the change. Daytime maximum temperatures 30 to 37. Low-Moderate.Full forecast


Mostly sunny day. Winds N 25 to 30 km/h tending NW 30 to 45 km/h in the morning then increasing to 50 km/h before shifting cooler S/SW 30 to 45 km/h in the late afternoon. Areas of raised dust and stronger wind squalls possible this afternoon and evening with and following the change. Daytime maximum temperatures in the high 30s. Extreme.Full forecast

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