Watch-out for wireworm

Wimmera-Mallee growers advised to be aware of Wireworm activity.  BCG Staff recently spoke to growers in the Wimmera about the discovery of Wireworm in a Canola crop, resulting in approximately 120 hectares of Canola being re-sown on one property near Murtoa. Damage to Canola was also reported at a property at Natimuk.  “Two paddocks were really belted around” explained one grower “we […]

June 2020 Extension Update

As you are aware, a lot has changed in the world in the past several months as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This has and will continue to impact how we can gather and interact, as well as how information is extended from BCG to growers.  As restrictions on gatherings are easing across Victoria, we are planning on […]

New Mallee trial investigates the relationship between Nitrogen and Soil Carbon

A new research project, being undertaken by Birchip Cropping Group (BCG), is investigating ways to improve crop biomass production and yield on the poor performing sandy soils common across the Mallee. The project, supported by the Mallee CMA, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare program, is investigating the relationship between increased biomass production […]

Post-Sowing Review: How are your Plant Numbers Stacking Up?

Whether it happened at 1am with a coffee to keep you going or 1pm while listening to a podcast, much of the seed for this season is in the ground and working its way to the surface if it hasn’t already made it up.    Paddock establishment surveys as part of a GRDC funded project – optimising plant establishment, undertaken by […]

2020 BCG Industry Crop Walk

BCG have locked in a date for the Annual BCG Industry Crop Walk. A free interactive agronomy focused event hosted by BCG designed to provide Agronomists with new product knowledge The event is aimed at Wimmera-Mallee agronomists with a focus on relevant commercial and member funded trials. Agronomy groups are able to view ‘in-paddock’ treatment […]

BCG Sheep Management Showcase 2015: The role of Meat and Livestock Australia

Presentation delivered by MLA Managing Director Richard Norton at the BCG Sheep Management Showcase at Birchip on July 29, 2015

BCG Sheep Management Showcase 2015: MLA R&D Update

MLA General Manager of on farm R&D Matt McDonagh presented an update on MLA R&D at the BCG Sheep Management Showcase on July 29.

Trials Review Day 2016: Matching seeding machinery to stubble load and cropping environment

Dr Desbiolles (Uni SA) delivered a presentation at the BCG Trials Review Day on February 19, 2016. He discusses matching machinery to your environment, including the implications of wider row spacings, the pros and cons of paired row systems, seeder performance in swale dune systems, edge row sowing for access to moisture and liquid banding […]
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BCG Sheep Management Showcase 2016: Tim Leeming Raising the ‘baa’ in the Wimmera Mallee

Tim Leeming is a livestock consultant, farmer and head of MLA’s SAMRC committee for the western region of Victoria. At BCG’s Sheep Management Showcase on August 17, 2016 Tim shared his knowledge and offered Wimmera and Mallee farmers tips on improving their livestock enterprise.

BCG Sheep Management Showcase 2016: Ken Solly (Solly Business Services) on investing in sheep

Livestock consultant Ken Solly (Solly Business Services) discusses labour efficiency, investing in the sheep enterprise, investing in genetics and alternatives to owning sheep at the 2016 BCG Sheep Management Showcase.

BCG Sheep Management Showcase 2016: Livestock health & biosecurity and the VFF

The role of Livestock Health & Biosecurity Victoria and the VFF was presented by Catherine James and VFF Livestock Group President Leonard Vallance at the fourth annual BCG Sheep Management Showcase. Leonard also discusses bringing the livestock industry into the future.

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