Good sowing programs take into account in-season factors such as weather, disease and pest pressure, input costs and market behaviour.
BCG Trials Review Day, held on Friday 19 February 2021, will address such topics giving growers and advisors independent, statistically rigorous results addresses to enable them to complete their 2021 and future sowing programs with confidence.
The 2021 BCG research program amounts to approximately 10 000 plots and extends across 39 trial sites in the Mallee, Wimmera and North Central including Nitrogen management systems, time of sowing in Field Peas, vetch and lentil and Blackleg management in canola.
Just like cropping on a broad scale, BCG staff are busy with harvest requiring them to work around whatever the weather ‘gods’ deliver. Fortunately after receiving ‘Average’ rainfall in October, helping many crops over the finishing line, November has been mostly dry apart from some storm activity resulting in isolated patches of heavy falls putting our harvest on hold for a few days.
The grain from each plot is assessed and results are statistically analysed to identify potentially significant results that could have real-world implications for farmer practices.
These trial results are delivered at the Members-only event, BCG Trials Review Day, on Friday 19 February 2021 at the Birchip Community Leisure Centre and made available in the 2020 BCG Season Research Results compendium which is also released exclusively on the day.
To make sure you don’t miss out on this opportunity, become a BCG member by visiting our website www.bcg.org.au or calling 03 5492 2787.