CONTRACT SERVICES

BCG undertakes trial work, soil sampling and grain analysis for agribusinesses and other research organisations. This work provides another income stream for BCG which supports the acquisition and maintenance of modern tools and technologies to further support BCG’s research, extension and member services. Members should note that BCG’s contract services division is managed as a separate entity to ensure the integrity of BCG’s independent field research conducted for farmers is maintained.

Interested in having BCG conduct a trial on your behalf? To discuss opportunities for BCG to work with you, please contact Cameron on 0427 116 582 or cameron@bcg.org.au.

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BCG contract services offers:

  • Trial work
    • Variety and breeding line assessments
    • Herbicide/fungicide tolerance and efficacy trials
    • Fertiliser placement/form/response trials
    • Fungicide/insecticide seed treatment performance on crop pests and disease
    • Product development and extension
    • Other research as negotiated
  • Trial assessments
    • Paddock soil sampling for moisture and nutrients
    • Emergence counts/scores
    • Biomass assessments
    • NDVI GreenSeeker measurements
    • Root assessments
    • Frost scoring
    • Disease scoring
    • Herbicide efficacy scoring
    • Phenology assessments
    • Harvest index
    • Grain analysis
    • Post-harvest grain sample cleaning and analysis for protein, oil, moisture, screenings/retention and test weight
    • Others available on negotiation
  • Livestock equipment – electronic tags/weighing, scales
  • Irrigation (limited capacity)
  • Access to grain threshing machines

BCG has a range of specialist equipment that allows contract work to be carried out accurately and efficiently:

  • Two Case IH tractors with three-point linkage and PTO (power take off)
  • Two six-row double shoot dual cone plot tine seeders each with ability to apply liquid in and above furrow treatments
  • Row spacing air seeder with ability do wide range of spacings with double discs or tines
  • Concord air-seeder, wide cutout points
  • Two 14 metre bulk booms with flow rate controllers
  • Two herbicide testing hand-booms (1.5 and 2m)
  • A 12 line resistance testing boom
  • Shielded plot sprayers (2 and 3m)
  • Urea spreader on a 6 metre boom arm
  • Two mobile truck units for sowing and harvest
  • Two soil samplers to 1.3m
  • Drying ovens
  • Two plot harvesters (Winterstiger and Kingaroy), each with on board weighing.
  • Lab grain analysis (protein, moisture, test weight, screenings, retention, 1000 grain weight)
  • Two one tonne weigh bins
  • Rain out shelters (used to determine crop lower limits)
  • Irrigation (limited capacity if required)
  • Christie hydraulic soil sampler
Interested in having BCG conduct a trial on your behalf? To discuss opportunities for BCG to work with you, please contact Cameron on 0427 116 582 or cameron@bcg.org.au.

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