BCG Technical Bulletin to go live at Future Farmers Expo


Attendees at the BCG Future Farmers Expo will hear the latest in-season technical advice with BCG research coordinator Claire Browne and a panel of local farmers.

The BCG Technical Bulletin, a snapshot of what’s happening in paddocks across the Wimmera and Mallee produced by Ms. Browne and BCG Senior Research Officer Kelly Angel, will come alive on stage on 5 July at the Birchip P12 School.

Content for the BCG Technical Bulletin is compiled by BCG staff observations with contributions from BCG members and distributed via email to all BCG members fortnightly throughout the growing season.

Three Technical Bulletin contributors, Kooloonong farmer/consultant Simon Craig, Normanville farmer Bronwyn Hunt and Lubeck farmer Ian Taylor will be joining Ms. Browne on stage to discuss how the season is progressing.

“Learning from each other really is enjoyable and something BCG members really appreciate,” explains Ms. Browne.

“Making sure members have the most up-to-date, relevant information is something BCG strives to achieve.”

The BCG Technical Bulletin contains tips for current cropping operations, weed, disease and pest alerts and control options, crop nutrition advice, grazing and livestock considerations, plus information on product selection, chemical availability, stored grain and hay. Each edition also includes rainfall and decile information across the Wimmera Mallee, a seasonal climate outlook update and a market wrap up from BCG Diamond sponsor ADM.

When faced with abnormal events or new threats, BCG releases a Special Technical Bulletin. In 2016, Special Technical Bulletins were released for Russian Wheat Aphid and windrowing barley.

To receive the BCG Technical Bulletin, become a BCG member and come along to the BCG Future Farmers Expo at Birchip P-12 School on July 5 from 11am to 5pm. Entry is free for BCG members or $50 for non-members. A tapas style dinner will follow the event from 6pm at the Birchip Hotel, tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased by phoning BCG on (03) 5492 2787 or visiting

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