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Mud, mayhem and magnificent rain

Memories were made in ankle deep mud on Wednesday (September 14) when close to 400 farmers braved the elements to attend the 2016 BCG Main Field Day at Warmur. In a stark contrast to the 2014 and 2015 field day, the research paddock was a sight to behold with healthy cereal, canola and pulse trials framed by […]

Rejoice the rain at BCG Main Field Day

The much anticipated 2016 Main Field Day is on again this Wednesday September 14, and in stark contrast to the last two years, this time attendees are advised to “bring their gumboots!” This Wednesday morning, farmers from across the Wimmera Mallee will converge on the Warmur site for the annual field day, with guest speakers […]

Pests, weeds and diseases tackled

Some of the latest information and research into pest, weed and disease management will be presented to farmers at Birchip Cropping Group’s (BCG) Main Field Day next Wednesday. BCG extension manager Ciara Cullen said BCG’s field research and event program was designed to address the issues, concerns and questions raised by farmers in the Wimmera […]

Gearing up for the ‘home straight’

Prioritising for harvest, late season glyphosate use, grain and hay marketing and the climate outlook for spring are among 20 timely and relevant topics to be discussed at the BCG Main Field Day on September 14. As farmers’ enter the final straight of the 2016 growing season, the event provides them with the perfect opportunity […]

Sustainable farm families workshop

A workshop aimed at sustaining the most important aspect of an Australian farm will be held in Wycheproof in July. The ‘Sustainable Farm Families’ project turns attention to the humans who run a farm and has been designed to explore links between farm family health and wellbeing, farm related accidents and farm sustainability. It is delivered […]

It’s Expo time!

Farmers from across the Wimmera, Mallee and beyond will head to Birchip this Wednesday for a glimpse into the future. The BCG Future Farmers Expo will showcase agricultural innovations, new research, farming technology and business management strategies specifically aimed at improving the profitability and sustainability of the region’s broadacre farms. The event, which runs from […]

BCG Expo dinner supports Birchip students to build a school

Attendees at the BCG Expo dinner next week will be supporting Birchip P-12 School students to build a Cambodian school. Birchip P-12 School students and staff have signed up as part of an Asia Pacific Youth Foundation (APYF) initiative working to make a difference in the lives of children, families and communities trapped in the […]

Agribusiness on show at BCG Expo

Eighteen highly regarded local, national and international agribusinesses will gather in Birchip on July 6 to showcase their latest products and services directly to farmers. Among those taking the opportunity to exhibit at the popular BCG Future Farmers Expo are O’Connor’s Farm Machinery, Bayer CropScience and ADM. As a long-time supporter of BCG, and Wimmera […]

On-farm grain storage – BCG Expo special

So far this storage season, it would appear grain insects have been active, with growers calling BCG to ask for advice on what to do. Unfortunately many problems have been discovered during sowing – when it is too late. Peter Botta, DPI grain storage expert, will present two sessions at this year’s BCG ‘From Surviving […]

The Impact of Highs and Lows- Critical Breaking Point?

‘Critical Breaking Point? Understanding the impact of drought on farming families in the Wimmera Mallee’ aims to gain a better understanding of how Australian producers and their families are responding to drought and other pressures. Based on in-depth interviews with farming families in the Wimmera Southern Mallee region of north-western Victoria, this research uses an […]

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