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Monday 23 November 2015

The operations team will be harvesting trials at Yarrawonga, Wemen, Horsham and Pira. The emerging weeds trial at Pira will be harvested. The team are also working on redeveloping the BCG be launched at Trials Review Day.

BCG hosts international guests

The gravitational pull of BCG proved far reaching this week (November 18) when academics from Canada and France met in Birchip.

BCG hosts drought discussion

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford and Water Minister Lisa Neville sat down with farmers, business people and council representatives at Birchip Cropping Group Inc. (BCG) on Monday to hear about the challenges confronting them as a result of this year's dry conditions.

Murrayville Native shrub grazing

A Native Shrub grazing and Livestock day will be held at Murrayville on 15 December. Perennial Forage Shrubs expert Dr Jason Emms, SARDI, will be discussing how to incorporate native shrubs into grazing systems, and will launch a new Native Shrub guide.

Sorting the sprouts from the seed

Recent rain across the Wimmera and Mallee has prompted growers to consider the viability of the grain they plan to retain for next season.

Feed quality of smaller grain

Some of you may be wondering how weather conditions may have affected the feed value of grain if you are calculating rations for feeding or deciding on a purchase price for off-farm grain. This article explains how the seasonal conditions may have affected the grain.

Dry season feeding and livestock management

To help with feeding and management decisions DEDJTR has developed specific information on feeding and management for livestock in drought.

Saving weather-damaged seed

Care is needed when saving weather-damaged grain for seed.


Hot days bring harvest closer

Harvest is not far away and with hot weather in the Wimmera and Mallee again last week, headers are expected to be entering paddocks sooner than they normally would.

BestWool/BestLamb 2015 conference - presentations now available online

Key presentations from the 2015 BestWool/BestLamb conference are now available on the BestWool/BestLamb website.Links to these presentations can be found in this article.

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