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2017 MFD: Frost Identification And Management – Kelly Angel (BCG) And Kate Burke (Think Agri)

BCG researcher Kelly Angel and Think Agri consultant Kate Burke discussed frost identification and management with growers at the BCG Main Field Day 2017 in September. Kate Burke gave a business and physiological look at the implications of frost.

Ag Careers In Focus – Aleisha Delmayer, ORM

Through this podcast series you will be introduced to people work in varying roles in Australian agriculture, highlighting the employment possibilities out there.In this episode, we meet ORM finance officer Aleisha Dalmayer.We are going to discuss how a career in finance, accounting and business consulting fits in the Australian agricultural industry, and how students can […]

Ag Careers In Focus – Terry Griffin, veski Sustainable Agricultural Fellow

Through this podcast series you will be introduced to people who work in varying roles in Australian agriculture, highlighting the employment possibilities out there.In this episode, we meet veski Sustainable Agriculture fellow and professor at Kansas State University, Dr Terry Griffin.We are going to discuss how data is changing the opportunities available to students and […]

Ag Careers In Focus – Rural Bank, Alexandra Gartmann

Through this podcast series you will be introduced to people who work in varying roles in Australian agriculture, highlighting the employment possibilities out there.In this episode, we meet MD and CEO of Rural Bank, Alexandra Gartmann.We are going to discuss how her career has progressed to now being at the helm of Rural Bank, who […]

Ag Careers In Focus – Aubrey And Areegra, Kate Liersch and Karen Inkster

Through this podcast series you will be introduced to people who work in varying roles in Australian agriculture, highlighting the employment possibilities out there. In this episode, we meet Kate Liersch and Karen Inkster from the advertising agency Aubrey and Areegra. We discuss how their careers have progressed in the industry, the perception of the […]

Ag Careers In Focus Podcast – Agriculture Victoria Melissa Cann And Darryl Pearl

Through this podcast series you will be introduced to people who work in varying roles in Australian agriculture, highlighting the employment possibilities out there. In this episode, we meet Agriculture Victoria Northern Regional Grains Manager, Melissa Cann and Senior Officer for Relief and Recovery Coordination in Agriculture Services and Bio-security, Darryl Pearl. We discuss why […]

BCG in Focus – mice movements and myths with CSIRO researcher Steve Henry

CSIRO researcher Steve Henry visited the BCG offices in Birchip in October 2017 during one of his regular monitoring trips which sees him travelling thousands of kilometres each trip. With mice wreaking havoc for Wimmera and Mallee growers this season, the BCG in Focus podcast sat down with Mr Henry to get a handle on […]

Understanding Crop Potential and Calculating Nitrogen to Improve Crop Biomass Workshop Recording

BCG would like to acknowledge LaTrobe University and Dr James Hunt – as well as Harm Van Rees and Kate Maddern for their time and expertise in presenting this workshop. This project is supported by Mallee Catchment Authority through funding from the Australian Government National Landcare Program. The spreadsheet used in this webinar can be […]

Increasing Farmer Wifi and Mobile Phone Coverage Project

Many growers and rural businesses continue to experience issues with mobile and internet connectivity that would be considered substandard and unacceptable in larger regional or metropolitan centres.   As well as causing frustration among growers and employees, connectivity issues can have a significant economic impact. A 2017 paper published by BCG estimates that, for farm businesses across the Wimmera […]

Southern Pulse Extension Case Study  – Pyramid Hill Group, Ash Moon

SNAPSHOTOWNERS: Ash and Emma MoonLOCATION: Pyramid Hill, VictoriaFARM SIZE: 1700 hectaresANNUAL AVERAGE RAINFALL: 380mmSOIL TYPES: Tragowel clay, Macorna clay and Yarrawalla loamENTERPRISE MIX: Broadacre irrigated (50%) and dryland cropping (50%); flock of 300 Merino ewes producing first-cross lambsCROP PROGRAM (2019): Cereals 50% (Scout wheat, Spartacus barley), legumes 25% (PBA Hallmark XT (PBR) lentils, PBA Samira […]

A Word From The Chair

I would like to congratulate the BCG staff on their completion of the full 2020 cropping trials program in the current Covid-19 environment.   BCG look forward to presenting in season trials and results through numerous communication methods to our members, the agricultural community, sponsors and collaborators later in the year.  I made comment during the 2020 sowing program that […]

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