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BCG staff recognised

BCG staff members Alison Frischke and Chris Cook were recognised for ten and five years of service respectively at BCG’s Trials Review Day held in February. CEO Fiona Best said “Alison and Chris are committed BCG staff members who deliver high quality outcomes for our members and partners. BCG is very fortunate to have such knowledgeable people in our team willing to […]

Meet the team – James Taylor

BCG is pleased to welcome its newest team member James Taylor. Hailing from Serpentine in North West Victoria and a Agricultural Science graduate, James is taking on a Research Agronomist role.  What is your background?  Joining BCG from a role with MLA (Meat and Livestock Australia) in the Sheep Genetics team where I supported sheep breeders to get the most […]

Natural capital accounts provide new possibilities for farmers

Lower interest rates, access to new markets, habitat credits, stewardship payments, increased property values, building resilience to climate change, improved data and knowledge to inform management decisions… These are just some of the many possibilities farmers could seize in the future should they be part of La Trobe’s Natural Capital Accounting Project in collaboration with […]

Don’t wait for the insect crisis

Don’t wait for an insect crisis to make changes to your pest management strategy. This was the key message from the BCG FMC Integrated Pest Management workshop held at Birchip on Thursday the 11th of March. Leading Australian Entomologists Dr Paul Horne and Jessica Page facilitated the discussion on the day with the aim of […]

Research and extension in 2021

We’re excited to be implementing the Research and Extension program in 2021 and while not all the locations and dates are confirmed, here’s an initial list: Research & Extension Projects:GRDC, Plant Establishment – WimmeraAgriFutures, Oaten Hay Agronomy – WimmeraMurray Dairy, Fodder for the Future – North CentralNational Landcare Program, Validating the benefits of multispecies cover cropping […]

Neutral to positive N most profitable

Dr James Hunt from La Trobe University will present at BCG’s Trials Review Day this Friday results of three years of research into nitrogen management systems designed to sustainably increase crop yields. “Australian wheat yields are only half what they could be for the rainfall received. Nitrogen [N] deficiency is the single biggest factor contributing to this […]

COVID Safe Event Checklist for the BCG GRDC Hands-on PA Training Workshop event at Manangatang on 05/03/2021.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

COVIDSafe Event Checklist for the BCG Trials Review Day event on 19/2/2021.

BCG has registered the Trials Review Day 2021 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 […]

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 […]

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