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Tomorrow Farmer postponed to 20th of August

BCG’s communication event Tomorrow Farmer has been postponed from Wednesday the 16th of June to Friday the 20th of August due to covid-restrictions. Tomorrow Architect’s Tom Bell, who will be facilitating the interactive event, lives on the Mornington Peninsula and therefore falls into Melbourne’s current covid-restrictions. BCG CEO Fiona Best said that while it was […]

BCG proud to be a member of EWHS’s Meals of Wheels service

BCG CEO Fiona Best said: “Meals on Wheels plays a crucial role in supporting the health and wellbeing of Australians every year. As a farmer driven, not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bolster our communities, we see a natural fit with our local Meals and Wheels program.” BCG delivers Meals on Wheels fortnightly as part […]

Angela Liston celebrates 20 years of service

Angela Liston’s 20 years of service to BCG was celebrated recently by the team. BCG CEO Fiona Best said Angela has played a significant role in the organisation since commencing work in May 2001. “Angela is our office manager and is an integral part of the BCG team,” Ms Best said. “Her corporate knowledge, efficiency […]

COVIDSafe Event Checklist for the BCG Tomorrow Farmer event on 16/6/2021.

BCG has registered the Tomorrow Farmer event with the Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions (DJPR). The event has been determined as a Tier 3 event and as such does not require formal DJPR approval. However a copy of the COVIDSafe Event Checklist, below, is required to be published on our website. For any further […]

29 June to 1 July 2021 – Building the Foundations of Drought Resilience Forum

The Future Drought Fund’s first annual Science to Practice Innovation Forum is taking place from June 29 to July 1, 2021. Each day sessions will begin 10AM AEST, 09:30AM ACST and 8AM AWST. This event will connect researchers, farmers, agribusinesses, and communities who are committed to making Australia more drought resilient. Engage with best-practice experts, researchers, government […]

Soil scientists to discuss sustainable soils at Sea Lake

Good soil stewardship is a key focus for BCG and BCG members, particularly soil nutrition and fertility. In line with this focus, BCG is hosting a free AgriWomen GAPP (growth, adoption, productivity and profit) Group Sustainable Soils Workshop at The Juke Restaurant at Sea Lake on Wednesday the 9th of June at 10am (covid restrictions […]

Free Yield Prophet Lite app updated to offer save function

BCG’s free Yield Prophet Lite app, which helps growers work out their potential yield and how much fertiliser is needed to meet that target, has just been updated. Version three of the app now offers uses the ability to save scenarios. This update will save growers time and make the app even easier to use. […]

Deep ripping and manuring in the Wimmera show promise

Soil amelioration trials conducted at Lubeck and Netherby in the Wimmera are showing applying nutrients as either duck manure or fertiliser plus deep ripping increased wheat yields in the season following application. BCG, with funding through the National Landcare Program and support from the Wimmera Catchment Management Authority, will soon commence the third year of […]

BCG’s research and extension program announced

In line with the start of the growing season BCG has finalised site selection, trial designs and the extension calendar for 2021. The 2021 BCG research program extends across the Mallee, Wimmera and North Central region and consist of approximately 130 research trials, the first of which will be sown next week at Watchupga in the […]

Natural capital accounts provide new possibilities for farmers

Lower interest rates, access to new markets, habitat credits, stewardship payments, increased property values, building resilience to climate change, improved data and knowledge to inform management decisions… These are just some of the many possibilities farmers could seize in the future should they be part of La Trobe’s Natural Capital Accounting Project in collaboration with […]

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