BCG review day
Two farmers will open the 2017 BCG Trials Review Day at Birchip on Friday, sharing their experiences and the lessons they learned last season.
Providing a Wimmera perspective will be Tim Rethus, while Nev Reilly will focus on the 2016 season in the Mallee.
BCG events manager Ciara Cullen said the farmer-led discussion was an important inclusion to the trials review program, which has traditionally been a platform to share and interpret results from BCG’S research program.
This year, complementing the farmer-to-farmer learning session, attendees can also take part in an agronomy discussion led by agronomists Simon Craig – Farm360 – and Simon Severin – Agritech Rural.
Ms Cullen said attendees would also have a chance to discuss practical on-farm applications with the agronomists.
The day’s program will also feature presentations from agricultural researchers.
BCG’S research team will present findings from last year’s wheat, barley and canola variety trials, barley and wheat nutrition-management trials, Gibberellic acid and plant-growth regulator experiments and weed-control investigations.
Precision Agriculture and variable rate technology will also feature during the day.