Meet the Team Podcast: Research and Extension Officer Kate Finger

BCG Research and Extension Officer Kate Finger shares how her mother’s advice brought her to Birchip, her family’s tradition of making the Russian Latvian dish pierogi and the unexpected item Kate can’t go a day without! Kate also shares how she stays involved in her family’s Angus cattle stud in Mansfield, succession planning and how […]

Looking to the future at BCG’s Main Field Day—Wed 14 Sept 

Spring is not far away which means a welcome return to our flagship event, the BCG Main Field Day on Wednesday 14 September.   This year, the event focuses on reinvigoration and looking to the future for what gains can be made to support our farm businesses and communities. Over 50 trials will be on display […]

BCG IPM project involves farmers, agronomists and local schools 

BCG’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) project members recently met at BCG to work through their IPM strategies with leading Australian entomologists Dr Paul Horne and Jessica Page and FMC . Each farmer in the project has chosen a paddock to use IPM strategies to control insects over the three years to see if and how […]

Farmer in Focus: John Delahunty

Can you give us a bit of background on yourself and your farm? I live on our family farm 5km west of Murtoa with my wife Eve. We have three boys, Harry (4), Fraser (2) and Gus (1). We farm together with my brother Chris and his wife Brooke and their family. Our parents Leo […]

Graduate Research Agronomist

Build your research skills with a dedicated and well regarded research team driving improved profitable outcomes for grain farmers in the Wimmera, Mallee and North central regions of Victoria. Agronomic Research and Development Not for Profit farmer led independent organisation Based in Birchip, VIC Salary Competitive salary with phone and multiple professional development opportunities   […]

BCG is expanding: apply now!

BCG needs more people to help deliver an ever-expanding program of research and extension activities for the grains and livestock industries and people living in our regional communities. If you are: professionally inquisitive and interested in grain growing, mixed farming systems and rural communities innovative and prepared to work in a dedicated, highly regarded team […]

BCG Main Field Day 14 September

The BCG Main Field Day is on Wednesday the 14th of September at Nullawil (on the corner of the Calder Highway and Burgins Road). The event offers growers and advisors the latest in local agronomic research including disease management, new varieties, new herbicide technology, nutrition and farming systems. In addition to hands-on access to the […]

Fodder and pulses discussed at BCG’s Mitiamo Crop Walk—Wednesday  17th Aug 

BCG’s Mitiamo Crop Walk is on Wednesday the 17th of August approximately three kilometres west of Mitiamo on the Bendigo-Pyramid Road. The day will run from 10am to 12.30pm and will conclude with a free barbeque.   BCG Senior Research Manager James Murray said the free event is an opportunity for local growers to see firsthand […]

BCG Industry Day next Wednesday at Nullawil 

BCG’s Industry Day is next Wednesday the 10th of August at Nullawil (Corner of Calder Highway and Burgins Road) from 10.30am – 12.30pm.  The day will deliver the latest on new products and research to agronomists and other industry representatives as well as provide a chance to catch up with a coffee out at BCG’s […]

Free precision agriculture training

BCG is hosting free GRDC SPAA Hands-On Precision Agriculture Training at Pyramid Hill (9 Aug), Longerenong (11 Aug) and Sea Lake (12 Aug) from 9am to 3pm. To gain hands-on experience with a range of PA technologies and learn how to use them to improve farm productivity and profitability, register now at The free […]