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Below is a list of BCG related news stories. If you would like to suggest a news item, please email BCG with the details of your event.


November 5 - summer weeds

As headers across the Mallee and Wimmera begin to roll, it is a good opportunity for farmers to have a close look at their paddocks and plan for season 2016.


BCG crop walk and spray masterclass at Nhill

Farmers are invited to tour BCG's Nhill research site and take part in a spray application masterclass being delivered by spray consultant Craig Day on Thursday, October 8.


Site specific weed management

Farmers may be able to reduce their herbicide spend if new spray technology that targets weeds and ensures herbicide is only applied where it is needed can be modified for Australian conditions.

Press club to meet at BCG Main Field Day

How agriculture is presented in the media will be discussed and debated by media professionals and farm families when the Rural Press Club of Victoria meets at the BCG Main Field Day at Berriwillock on September 9.

BCG research unveiled at Berriwillock

BCG is set to unveil almost a dozen locally relevant research trials when it opens the gates to its 2015 field site at Berriwillock on September 9.


GAPP project hitting its mark at Rupanyup

The Rupanyup GAPP group crop walk toured local farmer paddocks last Wednesday afternoon. The bus trip co-ordinated by Ben Cordes from Tylers Hardware had a focus of growers sharing ways to combat ryegrass issues and visited oaten hay, RT and TT canola paddocks and systems.

Have you ever broken down a rule of thumb?

Rules of thumb are used extensively throughout agriculture. These rule of thumbs are used because of the complexity of situations and an inability to gather all the data necessary to work out the expected result of every action.But have you ever broken down a rule of thumb?

Managing Sheep for 'Potentially' Tight Times

The last BCG-BestWool/BestLamb meetings highlighted how conditions in the paddock affect reproduction and lamb survival, and used lamb autopsies to diagnose cause of death.

The effectiveness of 'topping up' wheat with foliar P - MPCN

A suite of nutrition trials is being carried out across the Southern region as part of the GRDC More Profit from Crop Nutrition (MPCN) initiative. One of the research projects, which began in 2013 (UA00139), aims to explore the potential benefits of tactical foliar P (phosphorus) applications, with the aim of improving P use efficiency and increasing grain yields.

Professional development for farm women

More than 20 women involved in agriculture gathered at Birchip on August 13 for the inaugural meeting of the Women's Growth Adoption Production and Profit (GAPP) group.

BCG Sheep Showcase success

Farmer-driven innovations and some of the latest products, research and management practices were on show last Wednesday at BCG's third Sheep Management Showcase.

BCG Main Field Day - September 9

Leading researchers, farmers and agricultural specialists from across Australia will gather at Berriwillock on September 9 when BCG presents its 2015 BCG Main Field Day.


Testing controlled traffic farming in the Mallee

The idea of harnessing innovation and turning it into gains for Wimmera and Mallee farmers, and the industry as a whole, continues to motivate BCG to deliver high-end research, development and extension across the region.

BCG partners with Farm 360

BCG has welcomed new Swan Hill based business Farm360 as a corporate partner.

Sheep reproduction and lamb autopsies

At our latest BWBL meetings at Nhill and Birchip, Drs Andrew Kennedy of DEDJTR and vet Andrew Whale of Livestock Logic, discussed with us how management influences reproduction, from conception and throughout pregnancy, and onto lamb survival at birth through to weaning.


Enthusiastic growers visit the JBS Bordertown abattoir

A group of 16 enthusiastic lamb growers, advisors and agents visited the JBS Bordertown abattoir on 27 March to discuss their operations and tour the facilities. In Australia, JBS purchase and process lamb and beef, and have more recently started with pigs.

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