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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.

January

Managing for profit and risk

Farmers have been seeking guidance for years as to how they can improve the fit of their various farm systems components to improve profitability and reduce risk.

Soil water workshop at Skipton

On Friday 6 February SFS and BCG are holding the first workshop (of a series of three) on measuring, monitoring and managing soil water. The free workshop will be held in the Skipton Golf Club 9.00am – 3.00pm, and features guest presenters Tim McClelland (BCG) and Harm van Rees and Anne Jackman (Cropfacts).

Pest management in retained stubble systems

What are the biggest challenges for pest management in retained stubble systems? Established cultural and chemical control techniques are available for managing snail and slug problems in grain production systems, yet growers still have crop failures and grain contamination due to these pests.

January

2015 summer soil sampling: book now

BCG is once again offering a pre-cropping soil sampling service to members in 2014. Sampling will take place in January and February, beginning with northern Mallee farmers and moving south through the Wimmera.

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