BCG Main Field Day 2022 Highlights

The BCG Main Field Day 2022 was a success and we’re pleased to show you some highlights. Attended by farmers, advisers and researchers it was an opportunity to see first hand the research occurring in the region and talk with researchers while also creating and building networks.

BCG to celebrate 30 years on Friday October 7

Victoria’s oldest and largest farming systems group BCG is celebrating 30 years of sharing agricultural solutions. To mark the occasion, BCG is inviting farmers, industry and all those who have been connected to the organisation to a dinner to celebrate the milestone on Friday the 7th of October at 7.00pm at the Birchip Leisure Centre. […]

Foliar Diseases: Nick Poole at BCG’s Main Field Day

“Mind the gap” was FAR Australia’s Nick Poole’s message to attendees at BCG’s Main Field day on Wednesday the 14th of September at Nullawil. The early onset of stripe rust and other fungal diseases as well as conducive wet conditions, has challenged farmer decision making. The internationally recognised disease expert drew a large crowd eager to […]

“Mind the gap”: the message from Nick Poole at BCG’s Main Field Day

“Mind the gap” was FAR Australia’s Nick Poole’s message to attendees at BCG’s Main Field day on Wednesday the 14th of September at Nullawil. The early onset of stripe rust and other fungal diseases as well as conducive wet conditions, has challenged farmer decision making. The internationally recognised disease expert drew a large crowd eager […]

BCG researchers eager to connect at BCG’s Main Field Day

BCG researchers are prominent in this year’s line-up of speakers at BCG’s Main Field Day on Wednesday the 14th of September at Nullawil (on the corner of the Calder Highway and Burgins Road). After two years without the not-for profit agricultural research company’s main event, Australia’s biggest farming systems group’s researchers are more eager than […]

Building drought resilience through planning

BCG Chairman and Birchip farmer John Ferrier is encouraging local farmers to actively plan for drought by providing feedback to the Victoria Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub, funded by the federal government’s Department of Agriculture Water and Environment’s 5 billion Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund initiative. The Hub is actively seeking this vital information […]

BCG’s Brooke Bennett receives funding for wheat research

BCG’s Researcher Brooke Bennett has received funding from the Yitpi Foundation to investigate the suitability of new, long coleoptile wheat varieties in farming systems in southern Australia. Ms Bennett said she hopes the work will give farmers knowledge on how to best implement these new varieties into their farming system. “The findings of this work may mean […]

Free Yield Prophet Lite app updated to offer save function

BCG’s free Yield Prophet Lite app, which helps growers work out their potential yield and how much fertiliser is needed to meet that target, has just been updated. Version three of the app now offers uses the ability to save scenarios. This update will save growers time and make the app even easier to use. […]

Deep ripping and manuring in the Wimmera show promise

Soil amelioration trials conducted at Lubeck and Netherby in the Wimmera are showing applying nutrients as either duck manure or fertiliser plus deep ripping increased wheat yields in the season following application. BCG, with funding through the National Landcare Program and support from the Wimmera Catchment Management Authority, will soon commence the third year of […]