Longerenong tag-a-long trial tour

BCG is hosting a tag-a-long trial tour of its research site at Longerenong College on Wednesday 28 September starting at 11am.

The tour will include trial visits with guest speakers providing first-hand knowledge and explanation of the research and product development occurring at the site.

Thanks to excellent rainfall, the trials are looking excellent making the BCG Longerenong College research site a spectacular location for a day in the paddock to upskill farmers and agronomists.

Trials being visited on the day include a BCG herbicide matrix trial as well as a number of product development trials from organisations such as Bayer CropScience, Syngenta, Seednet, Dow AgroSciences, Agriculture Victoria, NSW DPI and Longerenong College.

The latest on barley grass knockdown will be presented by James Considine and Nevilla Marra of Syngenta, along with seed treatments in barley, and plant growth regulator trials.

A banded nitrogen (N) trial looking at the location of nitrogen placement in-crop will be highlighted by Ash Wallace (Agriculture Victoria) while Peter Nott and Ant Mitchell (Dow AgroSciences) and Seednet will be providing the latest variety development in wheat, barley, oats, chickpeas, beans, field peas and canola.

An in-depth look at the NSW DPI canola phenology will be conducted by BCG research manager Claire Browne with specifics on variety growth habits and the implications of various sowing times.

Jeremy White and Angus Calder of Bayer CropScience will extend the latest outcomes on fungicide and seed treatments in barley while a joint trial between BCG, Syngenta, Bayer CropScience and Dow AgroSciences will see the analysis of a herbicide matrix.

Ms Browne said that the day would enable farmers and agronomists to gain up-to-date information from researchers and industry representatives that will help with improving their knowledge and farming system into the future.

“I am looking forward to presenting some of the work conducted so far this year, I think that growers and agronomists will appreciate the variation and rigor of the research being undertaken at the site.”

The event is free to attend and open for all farmers and agronomists with a barbecue lunch provided by Syngenta.

To RSVP visit www.bcg.org.au/events or phone BCG on 03 5492 2787.

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