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Anika Molesworth speaks at Climate Workshop

Dr Anika Molesworth, Young Farmer of the Year and a Founding Director of the Farmers for Climate Action spoke recently at BCG’s Climate Change student workshop at Birchip P – 12 College. Both students and Dr Anika enjoyed the workshop which was funded through the BCG managed North West Broadacre node of the Victorian Drought […]

Soil amelioration hot topic at Mitiamo

Farmers and advisers attended BCG’s Mitiamo Crop Walk recently. The event focussed on fodder and pulses, with BCG’s soil amelioration pulse performance trials at the site generating much interest. BCG’s Senior Research Manager James Murray said: “Farmers are always interested in how they can improve their soil so we knew our work trialling pulse performance […]

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 […]

Young farmers gather at BCG’s Climate Courage

Over 120 young farmers and industry representatives attended BCG’s Climate Courage on Friday night. Held at the Birchip Leisure Centre, the free event was the launch of BCG’s Young Farmer Network and did not disappoint. Attendees enjoyed a two-course meal catered by Terry Matheson from the Royal Mail Hotel in Wycheproof and the Birchip P-12 […]

The benefits of silicon discussed at BCG’s Main Field Day

The possible benefits of using silicon to improve plant resilience during stresses such as drought, heat and frost will be discussed at BCG’s Main Field Day on Wednesday the 14th of September at Nullawil (on the corner of the Calder Highway and Burgins Road).  While many pot (glass house) studies have proven how silicon can […]

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 […]