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Zetifi Webinar Wrap-Up

On Thursday 17 September, BCG ran a webinar with Zetifi founder Dan Winson, Cam Ferrier (a BCG farmer member who is part of the Zetifi teleconnectivity pilot project), and BCG Senior Manager of Extension and Communication, Tom Draffen. In this webinar, Dan, Cam and Tom discussed the trial Zetifi is conducting with BCG and some of our local farmer members to provide better connectivity […]

Behind the scenes of the Main Film Day

Have you seen the new BCG Virtual Main Research Site? The website features an interactive map of the 2020 BCG Main Research Site at Curyo, information on many of the trials at the site, as well as information on a number of our trials from various other sites.  Unfortunately this year we were not able to show you around our 2020 Main Research Site in person at the Main Field Day, but with the virtual […]

A Word from the Chair – September 2020

Fantastic Autumn rain and an optimistic outlook resulted in many farmers taking the opportunity to sow a wide range of crops and plant early. These decisions are now expressing themselves across the region. After a dry winter, the recent rains in August have put us back on track for a possible average to above-average season. […]

BCG Addresses Poor Connectivity On-Farm in New Project

L-R: John Lucas and Dan Winston (Zetify), Rachel Ferrier, Sammy & John Mitchel, Andrew, Joel, Trent and Denita Donnan standing in front of Andrew’s Landcrusier with the Zetify rover mounted on the roof. Many growers and rural businesses continue to experience issues with mobile and internet connectivity that would be considered substandard and unacceptable in […]

July 2020 Extension Update

Our lives have changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This has and will continue to impact how we gather and interact and how information is extended from BCG to our members, and to all Australian broadacre farmers, for the foreseeable future.   With restrictions on gatherings as they currently stand in Victoria, BCG […]

BCG GAPP

The original GAPP program ran between 2015 and 2017 with the aim of increasing on-farm production and profitability, particularly among young farmers. The program brought in a range of agricultural professionals to present at discussion group meetings and crop walks over the course of the project. In the years since the project ended, we have […]

Increasing Awareness Of Farm Practices Influencing Soil Carbon Levels And The Impact On The System

BCG’s Cameron Taylor and Cropfact’s Harm van Rees discuss soil carbon as part of the ‘Increasing Awareness of Farm Practices Influencing Soil Carbon Levels and the Impact on the System’. This project is supported by the Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA), through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

BCG In Focus – profitability in retained stubble systems

BCG extension leader Ciara Cullen met with BCG research leader, Claire Browne and business development and innovation manager, Cameron Taylor to discuss the changes to farming systems and the profit drivers behind moving to no-till and retaining stubble for sustainable agricultural practices.

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