BCG researchers eager to connect at BCG’s Main Field Day

BCG researchers are prominent in this year’s line-up of speakers at BCG’s Main Field Day on Wednesday the 14th of September at Nullawil (on the corner of the Calder Highway and Burgins Road). After two years without the not-for profit agricultural research company’s main event, Australia’s biggest farming systems group’s researchers are more eager than ever to speak with farmers. 

BCG Research and Extension Officer Brooke Bennett said: “We are so passionate about the work we do and while webinars and videos are useful, there is nothing like being in the paddock, discussing and answering farmers and advisers’ questions in person. It is why we come to work each day, to see our research have a positive impact on farmers, our communities and more broadly, agriculture on a national and international level.” 

“At our field day on Wednesday the 14th of September I’ll be discussing the latest barley agronomy research and new barley and wheat varieties available to growers. 

“A number of new cereal varieties have been released over the past few years with characteristics such as improved disease packages, longer coleoptile length, awnless varieties and differing maturity. 

“The GRDC NVTs offer the opportunity to see how the yield of new lines and commercially available lines stack up against each other in varying environments. Growers can then take this research and combine it with their own knowledge of management requirements to select the best variety for their farming system,” Brooke said. 

Pulse agronomy, Septoria management in the low rainfall zone, silicon trials, soil carbon work, BCG’s herbicide matrix and year-round fodder trials are also on the program and will provide an opportunity for farmers to connect with researchers and their work occurring in the region, for the region. 

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 bcg.org.au For more information on becoming a member or regarding the field day call (03) 5492 2787.  

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