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BCG's longest ever seasonal wheat variety trial has been harvested. The early sown wheat trial, which was sown at Curyo on February 26 this year, compared long season wheat varieties and their yield potential.
BCG (Birchip Cropping Group) recently took part in an initiative aimed at sharing skills and knowledge with agricultural researchers from other parts of the world. The initiative, organised by the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC) for National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS), and supported by global training company TTT (Training and Technology Transfer), saw six Bangladeshi agricultural scientists undertake a six week training program at BCG focused on crop modelling simulations systems.
BCG is currently seeking a CEO with vision and enthusiasm to lead the organisation into the exciting future of 21st century agriculture. The CEO will report to the Board through the Chairman and lead a young and dynamic team dedicated to the delivery of a wide range of research, development and extension programs and activities, as well as broader business functions. The successful applicant will have full P&L responsibility and interact with a wide range of industry personnel, including farmers, researchers and corporate and government representatives.
Maintaining the quality of wheat varieties currently grown in the Wimmera and Mallee is likely to be a challenge as the earth's carbon dioxide (CO2) levels continue to rise. The AGFACE project is seeking to address this.
BCG has been responsible for 119 trials across 23 sites in the Wimmera and Mallee in 2013 a total of 12,300 plots to sow, maintain and manage. Of these plots, approximately 10,500 will be harvested throughout November and December.