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Technical Bulletin – 1 SEPTEMBER 2016

In the Mallee,there are still some fungicide and insecticide sprays going out and farmers are monitoring crops for diseases. In the Wimmera,some late weed sprays are being completed and fungicide sprays are going out, which is a good problem to have compared to recent years. Table 1. Rainfall and deciles across the Wimmera and Mallee. […]
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Technical Bulletin – 17 August 2016

The Mallee and Wimmera is looking a picture and canola is starting to turn the country side yellow. Disease seems to be at the front and centre of our minds -remember to get out of the ute and have a good look when inspecting for disease in crops. Table 1. Rainfall and deciles across the […]
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BCG Special Technical Bulletin – Cereal pests and diseases

Disease pressure has increased in wheat and barley crops following recent rainfall events. This special technical bulletin has been compiled to provide our members with clear pictures of wheat and barley diseases that have been reported in the Mallee and Wimmera, as well as pest identification. Now is the time to make sure you are […]
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Technical Bulletin – 14 JULY 2016

The Mallee received 5-20mm over the weekend and falls of up to 10mm were recorded in the Wimmera. There’s many reports of growers still spraying and spreading and there’s plenty of positivity in farming communities. The Future Farmers Expo was last Wednesday and it was well received by farmers and partners alike. Table 1. Rainfall […]
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Technical Bulletin – 28 JUNE 2016

Rainfall totals for June have ranged from 25-50mm in the Mallee. Finding suitable spraying conditions is proving to be a challenge for many. Wimmera regions have received 40-60mm for the month and early applications of urea are being made to barley. Table 1. Rainfall and deciles across the Wimmera and Mallee. DURATION (MM) OUYEN MANANG’ SWAN HILL […]
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Technical Bulletin – 15 JUNE 2016

What’s happening? Spraying programs and nitrogen spreading are well underway. Fitting in herbicide spraying as well as rolling pulses has been causing a logistical challenge with the continued damp conditions, and crops are now more advanced than usual/ideal. Some paddocks are seeing great results with pre-emergent herbicides while others are not quite as good, requiring in-crop selectives where […]
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SPECIAL Technical Bulletin – Russian Wheat Aphid

RUSSIAN WHEAT APHID Diruaphis noxia, has been identified in wheat and barley crops in the Lower Mid North regionof South Australia, and was today confirmed in Bordertown. It is importthat you DO NOT PANIC. The RWA is present (and quite common) in wheat growing countries around the world, and although this is the first experience we […]
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Technical Bulletin – 31 May 2016

What’s happening? Farmers in the Mallee are balancing jobs such as early broadleaf and grass sprays, top-dressing cereals and/or rolling pulses. Rainfall varied between 16 and 30mm over the past week. The Wimmera received 12 – 25mm and even up to 35mm in the West Wimmera with no rainfall run off as the soils were so […]
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Technical Bulletin – 17 May 2016

What’s happening? There is a renewed sense of enthusiasm as growers across the region received rain since our last bulletin. In the Mallee – rainfall totals have ranged from 15 to 40mm. Sowing is wrapping up for many in the Mallee this week or very close to it. In the Wimmera, rainfall was varied with […]
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Technical Bulletin – 3 May 2016

What’s happening? Rainfall has been widespread across the Mallee with falls between five and 20mm. In the Wimmera falls ranged from 3mm to 15mm and up to 25mm in the southern Wimmera. Many growers are now ramping their sowing program up a gear. Table 1. Rainfall and deciles across the Wimmera and Mallee. Duration (mm) OUYEN MANANG’ […]
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Technical Bulletin – 20 April 2016

The BCG Technical Bulletin is a members only publication, highlighting key agronomical issues on a fortnightly basis throughout the growing season. It is the most prized publication BCG offers to it members, and we are continually looking at ways to keep it relevant for our growers. Each addition has contributions from local growers with issues […]
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