BCG Main Field Day Wednesday 13 Sept


BCG’s Main Field Day is on Wednesday the 13th of September at Kinnabulla (7km west of Kinnabulla on Kinnabulla West Road).

The event offers growers and advisors the latest in local agronomic research, including disease management, new varieties, new herbicide technology, nutrition and farming systems.

Event organiser, BCG’s Louisa Ferrier, said the knowledge sharing by renowned experts in their field will ensure the event will, yet again, be essential for Wimmera, Mallee and North Central farmers. “SARDI Principal Scientist’s Peter Hayman, FAR Australia’s Tom Price and Agriculture Victoria’s Hari Dadu, together with BCG researchers, are already locked in to present at the flagship event, with more announcements to be made shortly.

“Our team are looking forward to the event as it allows BCG to showcase the research we are so passionate about and extend it in a way that is meaningful for farmers across the country. We are fortunate to work with some of the best agricultural researchers from across Australia and beyond, and our field day is a great way to bring this work to our members, our farmers and the communities they live in.”

This year’s Main Field Day will have a focus on how farmers can build resilience in times of drought. Drought resilience is a core part of BCG’s work as the North-West Broadacre Node of the Victoria Drought Resilience Adoption & Innovation Hub, which supported by the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund.

By gaining information regarding best practice and the latest advances in research, agronomy and chemistry, the event aims to provide attendees with the tools needed to capitalise in good years and weather the bad.

Gates open at 8am, with onsite catering available from breakfast through to drinks at the conclusion of the day.

This event is free for BCG members and $50 for non-members. To become a member, visit For more information on becoming a member or regarding the field day call (03) 5492 2787.


The Victoria Drought Resilience Adoption & Innovation Hub is a state-wide collaboration of 10 organisations. 

Led by the University of Melbourne and with headquarters at UM’s Dookie Campus, the Vic Hub is a Partnership between five farming organisations (Birchip Cropping Group, Food & Fibre Gippsland, Mallee Regional Innovation Centre, Riverine Plains and Southern Farming Systems), four universities (UM, Deakin, Federation and La Trobe), and the State Government (through Agriculture Victoria). 

One of eight hubs established nationally under the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund (FDF), the Vic Hub works to enhance the drought preparedness and resilience of Victoria’s agricultural industries, the environment and regional communities, encompassing broader agricultural innovation. Engaging with a range of industry and community stakeholders, the Vic Hub links research with community needs for sustainable outcomes.

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