News

BCG Main Field Day 2020 cancelled.

At the most recent meeting of the BCG Board, it was decided that for the first time in 28-years, BCG will not hold the BCG Main Field Day. The annual event, which can attract 800+ growers is a BCG flag-ship event and a key date in the calendar for Wimmera Mallee farmers. BCG Chairman John […]

Farmer in Focus – Luke Batters, St Arnaud

This month BCG caught up with St Arnaud Farmer, Luke Batters. After starting a career as an agronomist, before becoming a barista in Bright for several years, Luke has returned to the family farm where the innovative spirit he has inherited from his father Barry has been the driving force behind his passion to test […]

Farmer in Focus – Coleman Schache

This month BCG caught up with Hopetoun Farmer and local Football Coach, Coleman Schache. After a day in the paddock picking up some pretty sizable rocks unearthed deep ripping in the summer, Coleman managed to find some time in his busy schedule to have a chat about his farm, his community and his plans for the […]

Weed Control

With different formulations of glyphosate on the market now, make sure you know which one you are using for, compatibility with other products. Reports from the feild are the new 3 salt action – Crucial® Glyphosate 600g/L, has been working fast in knockdowns.

Keep an eye out for Mice

Reports indicate there are still plenty of mice around. Anecdotally later harvested barley paddocks along with pulse paddocks appear to be worse. Keep monitoring paddocks, as there are reports of paddocks that have been baited and still finding plenty of activity.

Paddock Inspections

It is important to go back and check emerging crops, not only for weed or insect issues but any seeder mishaps while there is still time to rectify them. It’s also a good opportunity to see how your seeding system is working and if you are achieving your targeted sowing rates. – Claire Brown, BCG

Pest Advice 25/05/2020

“Given the green bridge we have had leading into sowing this year, there are some pests that will need closer monitoring to make sure there are no outbreaks early in the growing season,” – Kelly Angel, Senior Manager Operations at BCG

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