BCG’s Trials Review Day hailed best yet

BCG’s Trials Review Day, held at the Birchip Leisure Centre last Friday, is being hailed by many attendees as “the best yet”. Growers and advisers attended the event either face-to-face or virtually and enjoyed the well thought-out program. Birchip grower Lach Barber said the quality of the event was exceptional: “The relevant science unveiled on […]

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 […]

Meet the team: Tariq Gerardi

BCG are pleased to introduce its newest staff member, Tariq (Rick) Gerardi. Tariq is an Agricultural Science graduate from LaTrobe University who is joining BCG as a Research Agronomist. What is your role at BCG and what will you be doing?I’ve been employed as a Research Agronomist and I’ll be supporting the BCG trials program. […]

New Products on the Forecast Horizon

Exciting times lie ahead for farmers using forecast information to make on farm decisions with new products under development soon to become operational by the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM). As a part ForeWarned is ForeArmed (FWFA), a five year (2017-2022) nationwide project, BoM researchers are working closely with farmers and other industry representatives to deliver […]

Taking the guess work out of herbicide residues

At BCG’s Trials Review Day, on Friday 19 February, growers will learn the key tools and strategies that can be used to assess their herbicide residue prior to sowing. Dr Mick Rose from News South Wales DPI and BCG’s Kelly Angel will share results from the recently concluded Grains Research and Development Corporation project that […]

New pre-emergent chemistry at BCG Trials Review Day

Dr Chris Preston, Weed Management Professor at The University of Adelaide, will discuss how growers can best fit new pre-emergent chemistries into their farming system and how to manage them for longevity at BCG’s Trials Review Day on Friday 19th of February at the Birchip Leisure Centre. New pre-emergent grass herbicides Devrinol-C (Group K), Luximax […]

Changing the farming paradigm

Newly appointed BCG Board Member, renowned chef and restaurateur Stefano de Pieri, hopes to change the farming paradigm of the Wimmera Mallee and that’s just the beginning. “There is a disconnect about what is being produced and how it is being consumed. We are very good at producing and then rely on others to move […]

Meet the Team – Ashlee Tierney, Mel Hawthorne & Ruby Cook

During the busy harvest period, our purpose build laboratory comes to life. Each year our resources are bolstered with a team of harvest casuals to help process the grain samples that are taken from our trial plots to ensure BCG researchers are able to focus on data analysis, assessment and result interpretation.  The work is […]

Take a hat trick in 2021

Growers in the Wimmera and Southern Mallee are calling stumps at the end of a second consecutive above average season when it comes to grain yield and biomass production. If growers are looking to make it a hat-trick – getting the basics right at the start of the season will ensure they have the best […]

How do you measure your harvest loss?

This was a question that BCG wanted growers across Australia to be thinking about this harvest.  Through a GRDC Twitter and Facebook campaign developed by BCG as part of the GRDC Harvester Set-Up Project – growers nationally were encouraged to discuss/think about what method they were using to measure harvest loss but also make checking harvest losses at least twice daily and when conditions changed as clockwork as morning and afternoon tea.   Why? It is estimated that harvest […]