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Improving soil and managing input costs hot topics at Trials Review Day

With the rising cost of fertiliser and growing talk of soil carbon, the Managing for productivity and soil organic carbon discussion at BCG’s Trials Review Day on February 25 at Birchip is not to be missed.  Dr James Hunt’s nitrogen bank theory is set to generate much interest with Hunt’s theory on nitrogen having the […]

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New artificial intelligence technology at BCG’s Trials Review Day

The new artificial intelligence (AI) technology, Weedetect from Goldacres, will be showcased at BCG’s Trials Review Day on Friday the 25th of February at the Birchip Leisure Centre.  Goldacres’ Research and Development expert, Dave Tuppen, will explain Weedetect’s capabilities to attendees. The Goldacres G6 Crop Cruiser Series 2 fitted with AI precision spraying technology Weedetect will be on site at the event, adding value to Dave’s presentation.    BCG Senior Manager of Extension Tom Draffen said […]

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Save the date: BCG Trials Review Day Feb 25

BCG has commenced harvest. Data is being analysed and commercial strategies for farmers are being developed. The BCG team will share their findings at BCG’s Trials Review Day to be held on Friday the 25th of February at the Birchip Leisure Centre. Add to Calendar The event is an opportunity for BCG members to engage […]

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 […]

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