BCG CEO Fiona Best

A word from the CEO

Help is at hand Farming, as we all know, is about many things: resilience, knowledge, experience, co-operation, plain old good luck. It is also about planning. The ability to plan relies on a clear head and the provision of time to allow that clear head to function most effectively. Plans need to be made when the […]

Is intercropping vetch in the Mallee a good idea?

Many growers around the world successfully implement temporary intercropping to improve their crop yields, weed competition, harvestability, disease management and nitrogen inputs (Bedoussac et al. 2015). Studies however are often based in organic farming situations, mixed farming systems or areas that receive higher annual rainfall totals than the Victorian Mallee.  BCG is interested to learn […]

Tyler Nelson BCG

Farmer in Focus: Tyler Nelson

Can you give us some background of yourself and your farm? I farm with my wife Kate and parents Paul and Jerri. Jerri works off farm too and my grandparents live on farm and help where possible. I grew up around Boort and studied a Bachelor or Agricultural Science at The University of Melbourne after […]

How the dry start is affecting canola

The start of the season was a test for canola with dry conditions and small rain events resulting in late and in some cases, poor establishment. A sowing depth trial at Watchupga funded by GRDC showed it was the year to ensure seed placement was not too deep. A distinct difference was also observed comparing an open […]

Meet the team – Lynden Burns

BCG is pleased to welcome its newest member Lynden Burns. Growing up in the Mallee, Lynden has a strong background in events and marketing and will be joining the Extension & Communication team. What is your background?  I was lucky enough to grow up on a farm at Tempy, just an hour north of Birchip. I […]

Farmers won’t miss out on key research

BCG will ensure farmers still have access to the latest agronomic research and information, despite regional Victoria’s lockdown which has resulted in the cancellation of BCG’s Main Field Day to be held on 8 September. BCG CEO Fiona Best said while the field day is cancelled, the organisation is committed to ensuring growers don’t miss […]

COVIDSafe Event Checklist for the BCG Tomorrow Farmer event on 20/8/2021.

BCG has registered the Tomorrow Farmer event with the Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions (DJPR). The event has been determined as a Tier 3 event and as such does not require formal DJPR approval. However a copy of the COVIDSafe Event Checklist, below, is required to be published on our website. For any further […]

BCG Chair’s Breakfast cancelled

The BCG Chair’s Breakfast, that was scheduled for next Thursday 12 August, has unfortunately been cancelled due to the current Victorian lockdown. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but look forward to greeting you at another of our upcoming BCG events. If you have any queries regarding this cancellation, please contact the […]