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BCG’s Trials Review Day hailed best yet

BCG’s Trials Review Day, held at the Birchip Leisure Centre last Friday, is being hailed by many attendees as “the best yet”. Growers and advisers attended the event either face-to-face or virtually and enjoyed the well thought-out program. Birchip grower Lach Barber said the quality of the event was exceptional: “The relevant science unveiled on […]

The latest local research at BCG’s Trials Review Day

BCG members are invited to hear the latest results from trial sites across the Mallee, Wimmera and North Central Victoria at BCG’s Trial Review Day on Friday 19 February at the Birchip Community Leisure Centre.  BCG staff, renowned researchers, industry experts and growers will share their research, knowledge and experiences in a day designed specifically […]

Taking the guess work out of herbicide residues

At BCG’s Trials Review Day, on Friday 19 February, growers will learn the key tools and strategies that can be used to assess their herbicide residue prior to sowing. Dr Mick Rose from News South Wales DPI and BCG’s Kelly Angel will share results from the recently concluded Grains Research and Development Corporation project that […]

The economics of blackleg control

Australia’s oilseed expert, Dr Steve Macroft, will discuss the economics of managing blackleg at BCG’s Trials Review Day on Friday 19th of February at the Birchip Leisure Centre. Research into blackleg control has shown new fungicide actives and timing recommendations have produced large yield responses. However, these are variable ranging from nil to 20% yield […]

New pre-emergent chemistry at BCG Trials Review Day

Dr Chris Preston, Weed Management Professor at The University of Adelaide, will discuss how growers can best fit new pre-emergent chemistries into their farming system and how to manage them for longevity at BCG’s Trials Review Day on Friday 19th of February at the Birchip Leisure Centre. New pre-emergent grass herbicides Devrinol-C (Group K), Luximax […]

BCG Trials Review Day goes digital

BCG members can expect some exciting new features at Trials Review Day in 2021 on Friday 19 February at the Birchip Leisure Centre. Plans are still underway for a face-to-face event however the day will also be livestreamed for the first time ever so no one misses out. “We’re continuously hearing from our members and […]

2020 BCG Industry Crop Walk

BCG have locked in a date for the Annual BCG Industry Crop Walk. A free interactive agronomy focused event hosted by BCG designed to provide Agronomists with new product knowledge The event is aimed at Wimmera-Mallee agronomists with a focus on relevant commercial and member funded trials. Agronomy groups are able to view ‘in-paddock’ treatment […]

Online Resources for Rural Community Growth

The Birchip Cropping Group (BCG) Community Network was launched in August 2017 in response to emerging trends being observed in the Wimmera and Mallee. Population decline, the impact of technology, ageing infrastructure, climate change, farmer wellbeing and a declining ecosystem are all major issues which to date have not been solved by traditional mechanisms. These […]

Understanding weather patterns helps adaption

Climate experts are more confident about higher temperatures under climate change than they are about what the weather might do at your place in 10 days’ time. Agriculture Victoria climate specialist Graeme Anderson said climate change would bring challenges but also offered opportunities for farmers and businesses that were well-prepared. Mr Anderson, who leads the […]

Get your grain storage ready for harvest

Mallee and Wimmera growers have an opportunity to get on top of their grain storage plans this harvest by hearing the latest information at two free workshops in Sea Lake and St. Arnaud as part of the GRDC’s Grain Storage Extension Project. Primary Business consultant, Chris Warrick, will provide an update on preventing insects and […]

Building Climate Resilience event in Birchip

Cut through the noise and hear the latest on climate, gain tools for adapting to the changes, and explore business opportunities to help our local communities thrive at ‘Building Climate Resilience’ on Tuesday 29 October at the Birchip Town Hall.   Open to farmers, the local community and small business, the event aims to raise awareness of the key risks from climate change, including physical, […]

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