BCG re­view day

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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.

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