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Genevieve Clarke Canola

Local BCG research progresses with spring weather

Recent warm weather has produced an expected spike in visits by BCG researchers to trial sites across the Wimmera Mallee to collect results and protect their vital research from disease and insects. “The warm weather means our crops are flowering, insects such as Heliothis and Etiella are taking flight and need to be managed. We […]

How the dry start is affecting canola

The start of the season was a test for canola with dry conditions and small rain events resulting in late and in some cases, poor establishment. A sowing depth trial at Watchupga funded by GRDC showed it was the year to ensure seed placement was not too deep. A distinct difference was also observed comparing an open […]

BCG’s Brooke Bennett receives funding for wheat research

BCG’s Researcher Brooke Bennett has received funding from the Yitpi Foundation to investigate the suitability of new, long coleoptile wheat varieties in farming systems in southern Australia. Ms Bennett said she hopes the work will give farmers knowledge on how to best implement these new varieties into their farming system. “The findings of this work may mean […]

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