Birchip Cropping Group

BCG is a not-for-profit agricultural research and extension organisation led by farmers from the Wimmera and Mallee regions of Victoria. Aiming to improve the prosperity of farmers and agricultural communities through farmer-driven innovation, BCG celebrated 20 years of research and extension to the agricultural community in 2012. 

BCG conducts field-based research trials and demonstrations across the Wimmera and Mallee regions spanning up to a 200km radius from Birchip. Across the area, BCG strategically embraces geographically specific issues to ensure that research is relevant to local growers.

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03 5492 2787
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www.bcg.org.au

OFT information summary

Years: 1993 to 2018
1376 published trials
1207 uploaded trial reports
119 trial sites
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Aims:

To determine the optimum management of canola plant type and phenology when sown earlier than traditional sowing time (25 April). To assess the response of canola varieties to high and low application rates of N on grain yield and grain quality.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Sowing Timing Variety Type
Longerenong, VIC Clay
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Managing early sown wheat in a dry season

Genevieve Clarke (BCG), Kelly Angel (BCG), James Hunt (La Trobe University) and Kenton Porker (SARDI)

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Experiment 1: To investigate the suitability of new and pre-release winter wheat varieties to the Wimmera and Mallee and define their optimal time of sowing.
Experiment 2: To investigate the amount of rainfall required to establish an early sown winter wheat crop in the Wimmera and Mallee.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Narraport, VIC Clay
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Optimising plant establishment

Claire Browne (BCG) and Glenn McDonald (University of Adelaide)

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1. To evaluate the performance of commercial seeders in establishing canola and lentils by conducting a survey of paddocks.
2. To determine the effect of sowing density, row spacing and seeder type on plant establishment in canola and lentils and subsequent grain yield.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Sowing Method
Narraport, VIC
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To determine the best sowing window to achieve optimal flowering periods and maximise yield performance in new barley varieties.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Sowing Timing
Corack, VIC Clay
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Calculating the ROI for the use of a stripper front in the Mallee

Simon Craig and Troy Thamm (Farm360 Pty Ltd), and Alistair Murdoch (Kooloonong, grower)

Aims:

To determine the ROI from using a stripper front compared to a draper front.

Crop type: Barley 4 trials Stubble Management Stubble Height
Kooloonong, VIC
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To determine if barley varieties show responses in grain yield and quality to nitrogen applied at different plant growth stage timings.

Crop type: Barley 2 trials Fertiliser Rate Fertiliser Timing
Longerenong, VIC Clay
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Managing early sown wheat

Kelly Angel and Genevieve Clarke (BCG), Ash Wallace (Agriculture Victoria), Kenton Porker (SARDI) and James Hunt (La Trobe University)

Aims:

To investigate the suitability of new and pre-release winter wheat varieties to the Wimmera and Mallee, and define their optimal time of sowing.

Crop type: Wheat 3 trials Sowing Timing Variety Type
Curyo, VIC Sandy clay loam Clay
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Managing early sown wheat

Kelly Angel and Genevieve Clarke (BCG), Ash Wallace (Agriculture Victoria), Kenton Porker (SARDI) and James Hunt (La Trobe University)

Aims:

To investigate the suitability of new and pre-release winter wheat varieties to the Wimmera and Mallee, and define their optimal time of sowing.

Crop type: Wheat 3 trials Sowing Timing Variety Type
Longerenong, VIC Clay
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To determine the most effective application timing of PGRs to two barley varieties, and at what yield potential their application is economical.

Crop type: Barley 5 trials Growth regulator Timing Growth regulator Application
Longerenong, VIC Clay
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To assess the impact of small and large seed size sown to target plant density and kg/ha with different P rates on barley yield and quality.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Sowing Rate
Curyo, VIC Sandy loam
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To determine the nutrient loss from stubbles of various crop types following summer rainfall.

Crop type: Wheat 4 trials Stubble Type
Birchip, VIC
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To compare the competitive ability of new and existing barley varieties in the presence and absence of weeds.

Crop type: Barley 2 trials Variety Type
Curyo, VIC Sandy clay loam
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To determine the amount and availability of N from wheat stubble under varying stubble management practices over three cropping seasons.

Crop type: Wheat 2 trials Stubble Management Stubble Height
Horsham, VIC
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To assess the response of six barley varieties treated with five different N rates at sowing.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fertiliser Rate
Quambatook, VIC Sandy clay loam
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To compare the performance of new and existing barley varieties and the influence of sowing time
on crop performance.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Sowing Timing Variety Type
Kalkee, VIC Clay
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To compare the performance of new and existing barley varieties and the influence of sowing time
on crop performance.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Sowing Timing Variety Type
Nhill, VIC Clay
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Aims:

To compare the performance of new and existing barley varieties and the influence of sowing time
on crop performance.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Sowing Timing Variety Type
Warmur, VIC Clay loam
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Aims:

To evaluate how new and existing wheat and barley varieties respond to grazing and post-grazing nitrogen (N) application rates.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fertiliser Application Grazing Regime Variety Type
Warmur, VIC Clay loam
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Aims:

To evaluate how new and existing wheat and barley varieties respond to grazing and post-grazing nitrogen (N) application rates.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fertiliser Application Grazing Regime Variety Type
Warmur, VIC Clay loam
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Aims:

To evaluate how new and existing wheat and barley varieties respond to grazing and post-grazing nitrogen (N) application rates.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Application Grazing Regime Variety Type
Warmur, VIC Clay loam
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Aims:

To evaluate how new and existing wheat and barley varieties respond to grazing and post-grazing nitrogen (N) application rates.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Application Grazing Regime Variety Type
Warmur, VIC Clay loam
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To compare the yield and grain quality of barley varieties when harvest is delayed.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Harvest Timing
Kalkee, VIC Clay
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Aims:

To compare the yield and grain quality of barley varieties when harvest is delayed.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Harvest Timing
Kalkee, VIC Clay
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Gibberellic acid and grazing in oats

Jessica Lemon (BCG), Genevieve Clarke and Ashley Wallace (Agriculture Victoria)

Aims:

To measure effect of gibberellic acid application and grazing timings on the biomass production and feed quality of oats.

Crop type: Oats 1 trial Grazing Regime Growth regulator Timing
Warmur, VIC Clay loam
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Aims:

  • To compare the competitiveness of new and existing barley varieties in the presence and absence of weeds.
  • To increase the competitiveness of a non-competitive variety through sowing time and nitrogen applications in the presence of weeds.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fertiliser Timing Sowing Timing
Manangatang, VIC Sandy loam
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Aims:

  • To compare the competitiveness of new and existing barley varieties in the presence and absence of weeds.
  • To increase the competitiveness of a non-competitive variety through sowing time and nitrogen applications in the presence of weeds.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Variety Type
Nhill, VIC Clay
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To determine the effect that nitrogen applied to a barley crop that ‘hayed off’ has on wheat sown in the subsequent season.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser
Kalkee, VIC Clay
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Aims:

To determine the effect that nitrogen applied to a barley crop that ‘hayed off’ has on wheat sown in the subsequent season.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser
Kalkee, VIC Clay
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To determine if sowing direction and row spacing can be used to reduce grass weed populations, growth and seed set, and their impact on crop performance in the Mallee.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Row spacing
Jil JIl, VIC Sandy clay loam
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To investigate the influence of stubble management and rate on the duration, severity and frost damage in frost prone parts of the landscape in the Mallee and Wimmera regions.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Stubble Management
Hopetoun, VIC
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To determine the effect of stubble type (wheat, peas and canola) and load (from Decile 2, 5 and 8
seasons) on subsequent soil and crop nutrition.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Stubble Management
Kalkee, VIC Clay
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To evaluate the early biomass production, hay and grain yield of oat varieties, as well as their response to a herbicide strategy, in the southern Mallee and Wimmera.

Crop type: Oats 1 trial Crop Protection Variety Type
Kalkee, VIC Clay loam
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Aims:

To evaluate the early biomass production, hay and grain yield of oat varieties, as well as their response to a herbicide strategy, in the southern Mallee and Wimmera.

Crop type: Oats 1 trial Variety Type
Warmur, VIC Clay loam
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Aims:

To compare the performance on new and current wheat cultivars in the Wimmera and Mallee, managed to maximise yield and to investigate performance at different sowing times.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Kalkee, VIC Clay
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Aims:

To compare the performance on new and current wheat cultivars in the Wimmera and Mallee, managed to maximise yield and to investigate performance at different sowing times.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Nhill, VIC Clay
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Aims:

To compare the performance on new and current wheat cultivars in the Wimmera and Mallee, managed to maximise yield and to investigate performance at different sowing times.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Warmur, VIC Clay loam
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Aims:

To compare the performance of new and existing barley varieties in the Wimmera and Mallee.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Variety Type
Nhill, VIC Clay (black)
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Aims:

To compare the performance of new and existing barley varieties in the Wimmera and Mallee.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Variety Type
Quambatook, VIC Sandy clay loam
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Aims:

To compare the performance of new and existing barley varieties in the Wimmera and Mallee.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Variety Type
Berriwillock, VIC Sandy clay loam
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Aims:

To identify the most effective herbicide product and mixes to control hard-to-kill broadleaf weeds in the Wimmera.

Crop type: Weed management 1 trial Herbicide Type
Horsham, VIC Heavy clay (black)
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Aims:

To determine the impact of delaying harvest on yield and grain quality and to create management packages for varieties, as a guide for farmers.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Harvest Timing
Wemen, VIC Sandy
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Early sowing of wheat

Kelly Angel (BCG), James Hunt (CSIRO) and Nick Poole (FAR Australia)

Aims:

To compare the yield performance of several slow-developing winter wheat cultivars (requiring vernalisation) with spring wheat cultivars (photoperiod sensitive) at different plant densities, in the presence or absence of weeds.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Timing
Berriwillock, VIC Sandy clay loam
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To determine how post-grazing nitrogen application rates and post flowering rainfall affect the recovery of Mace and Trojan grain wheat crops after grazing.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Grazing Timing
Berriwillock, VIC Sandy clay loam
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Aims:

To determine how post-grazing nitrogen application rates and post flowering rainfall affect the recovery of Mace and Trojan grain wheat crops after grazing.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Grazing Timing
Berriwillock, VIC Sandy clay loam
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To identify the most effective herbicide brews to control elongating amsinckia.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Herbicide Type
Dumosa, VIC
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To investigate the effectiveness of the use of different herbicides and spraying regimes prior to sowing in controlling annual ryegrass and to increase grower awareness of rotating the various knockdown options pre-sowing.

Crop type: Weed management 1 trial Herbicide Type Herbicide Rate Herbicide Timing
Lillimur, VIC
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To evaluate the yield performance of milling oat varieties, and the grazing value, hay and grain yield of grazing-hay oat varieties in the southern Mallee.

Crop type: Oats 1 trial Grazing
Berriwillock, VIC Sandy clay loam
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Aims:

To evaluate the yield performance of milling oat varieties, and the grazing value, hay and grain yield of grazing-hay oat varieties in the southern Mallee.

Crop type: Oats 1 trial Grazing
Berriwillock, VIC Sandy clay loam
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To compare fallow and termination timing treatments of legumes on biomass and grain production (2014), and their impact on sowing-time, soil nitrogen and water, and subsequent yield and quality of cereal sown the following season (2015).

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Rotation
Berriwillock, VIC Clay loam
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Aims:

To compare fallow and termination timing treatments of legumes on biomass and grain production (2014), and their impact on sowing-time, soil nitrogen and water, and subsequent yield and quality of cereal sown the following season (2015).

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Rotation
Beulah, VIC Clay loam
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