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Two of Birchip Cropping Group's (BCG) newest staff members will manage research projects of their own design in 2016 thanks to generous support from the philanthropic sector.
Claims that precision agriculture, data management and information technology will improve the profitability of broadacre farming will be put to the test this year with a field research trial being established at Manangatang in the Mallee.
Local farmers are being encouraged to have their input into a strategy to better understand future weed control needs in low-rainfall zones.
Birchip Cropping Group (BCG) invites Expressions of Interest from individuals for appointment to the Board.
Sowing time and cultivar selection are key to maximising wheat yield and water-use efficiency in the Mallee. Autumn rainfall has declined over the last 17 years and growers need to be able to take advantage of establishment opportunities over a broader range of dates.
Recent rain across the Wimmera and Mallee has prompted growers to consider the viability of the grain they plan to retain for next season.