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Is intercropping vetch in the Mallee a good idea?

Many growers around the world successfully implement temporary intercropping to improve their crop yields, weed competition, harvestability, disease management and nitrogen inputs (Bedoussac et al. 2015). Studies however are often based in organic farming situations, mixed farming systems or areas that receive higher annual rainfall totals than the Victorian Mallee.  BCG is interested to learn […]

Register for BCG Industry Day 24th August

BCG is inviting advisers to BCG Industry Day, which due to the COVID-19 restrictions has been postponed from Wednesday 28th July until Wednesday the 4th August. The event, to be held at BCG’s Main Research Site at Watchupga will provide agricultural advisers with a first look at the latest local agronomic research.  BCG Senior Extension […]

Angela Liston celebrates 20 years of service

Angela Liston’s 20 years of service to BCG was celebrated recently by the team. BCG CEO Fiona Best said Angela has played a significant role in the organisation since commencing work in May 2001. “Angela is our office manager and is an integral part of the BCG team,” Ms Best said. “Her corporate knowledge, efficiency […]

COVIDSafe Event Checklist for the BCG Tomorrow Farmer event on 16/6/2021.

BCG has registered the Tomorrow Farmer event with the Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions (DJPR). The event has been determined as a Tier 3 event and as such does not require formal DJPR approval. However a copy of the COVIDSafe Event Checklist, below, is required to be published on our website. For any further […]

29 June to 1 July 2021 – Building the Foundations of Drought Resilience Forum

The Future Drought Fund’s first annual Science to Practice Innovation Forum is taking place from June 29 to July 1, 2021. Each day sessions will begin 10AM AEST, 09:30AM ACST and 8AM AWST. This event will connect researchers, farmers, agribusinesses, and communities who are committed to making Australia more drought resilient. Engage with best-practice experts, researchers, government […]

Starting afresh

The 2021 cropping season presents farmers across the region with an opportunity to start with a clean slate. With it comes the chance to implement new ideas and strategies and to continue the pursuit of achieving profitable outcomes. Central to this is to continue to build a long-term sustainable future. It is an exciting prospect […]

Better Frost Decision Workshop – Kaniva rescheduled

The Kaniva Better Frost Decision Workshop has been rescheduled to this spring. BCG apologises for any inconvenience this has caused. The rescheduling however provides an opportunity for Kaniva growers to greatly influence the topics covered on the day. BCG would like to hear from local growers regarding what information they require to better plan for […]

COVID Safe Event Checklist for the BCG GRDC Hands-on PA Training Workshop event at St Arnaud on 02/03/2021.

BCG has registered the event above with the Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions (DJPR). The event has been determined as a Tier 3 event and as such does not require formal DJPR approval. However a copy of the COVIDSafe Event Checklist, below, is required to be published on our website (below). For any further […]

Summer soil sampling in 2021

The benefits of soil sampling include:  establishing the current nutrient status of your soil to provide the basis for future strategies  indicate the ameliorants required to correct a soil’s possible physical and chemical property imbalances  identify factors that may be limiting crop and pasture production  improved farm profitability through efficient soil fertility management  assists in the […]

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 […]

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