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
info@bcg.org.au
www.bcg.org.au

OFT information summary

Years: 1993 to 2017
1373 published trials
1015 uploaded trial reports
119 trial sites
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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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To investigate the adaptability of a range of new lentil varieties and variety mixes to varying sowing dates, identify levels of tolerance to a range of group B herbicides in several breeding lines of lentils which have been selected from the Pulse Breeding Australia breeding program for improvements in tolerance to imidazolinone herbicides.

Crop type: Lentils 1 trial Herbicide Type Herbicide Rate Variety Type
Curyo, VIC
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To compare the efficacy of broadleaf selective herbicides to control radish in wheat.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Herbicide Type Herbicide Rate
Corack, VIC Sandy loam
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To assess the long-term impact of a range of P fertiliser rates on crop yield and economic returns

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Fertiliser Rate
Jil JIl, VIC
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To determine whether maintaining stubble cover in low rainfall environments increases summer moisture conservation, and, to establish the minimum stubble quantity or threshold necessary to ensure maximum moisture conservation over the summer.

Crop type: Oats 1 trial Stubble Management
Jil JIl, VIC Clay loam
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To determine whether maintaining stubble cover in low rainfall environments increases summer moisture conservation, and, to establish the minimum stubble quantity or threshold necessary to ensure maximum moisture conservation over the summer.

Crop type: Oats 1 trial Stubble Management
Jil JIl, VIC Sandy loam
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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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To determine if new and existing barley varieties respond differently to varied nitrogen rates applied at sowing

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Fertiliser Timing Variety Type
Nhill, VIC
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To determine the competitiveness of current and new barley varieties so management packages can be developed for growers to use.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Variety Type
Nhill, 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 assess the soil and fertiliser (external) P requirements of different crop types in low phosphorus environments.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Type Fertiliser Rate
Ballapur, VIC
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To determine the varietal tolerance of new and current barley varieties to foliar diseases (leaf rust, scald and SFNB).

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fungicide Method Variety Type
Quambatook, VIC 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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Filling the feed gaps: pasture varieties in 2013

Danielle McMillan, Alison Frischke (BCG) and John Heard (Seed Distributors)

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To assess and evaluated a range of different pasture varieties at three different sites.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Variety Type
Watchupga East, VIC
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Filling the feed gaps: pasture varieties in 2013

Danielle McMillan, Alison Frischke (BCG) and John Heard (Seed Distributors)

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To assess and evaluated a range of different pasture varieties at three different sites.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Variety Type
Hopetoun, VIC
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To conduct a canola variety trial.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Variety Type
Corack, VIC
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To compare the sprouting susceptibility of new and existing wheat and barley varieties.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Variety
Wemen, VIC Sandy loam
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To determine the ways in which different crop types influence available soil P and the P requirements of subsequently sown cereals

Crop type: Wheat 2 trials Fertiliser Rate
Ballapur, VIC Rupanyup, VIC
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To identify whether certain canola varieties are more sensitive to clethodim (Select®) at different timings and rates.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Herbicide Timing
Horsham, VIC Grey clay
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To determine the yield penalty for retaining hybrid canola varieties in different yielding and disease environments (Mallee and Wimmera).

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Variety Type
Quambatook, VIC
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To assess the soil and fertiliser (external) P requirements of different crop types in low phosphorus environments.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Type Fertiliser Rate
Sunnyside, VIC
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Nitrogen management in barley

Simon Craig, Dannielle McMillan (BCG) and Ben Jones (BCG consultant)

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To determine the nitrogen responses of new barley varieties.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Variety Type
Corack, VIC
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To investigate fungicide types and application timings to minimise the effect of foliar disease in lentils.

Crop type: Lentils 1 trial Fungicide Fungicide Type Fungicide Rate Fungicide Timing
Horsham, VIC
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To identify the most effective herbicide product and mixes to control hard-to-kill broadleaf weeds in the Wimmera.

Crop type: Not specified 1 trial Herbicide Type
Horsham, VIC Heavy clay (black)
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Fumitory control

Cameron Taylor (BCG), Simon Craig (Agronomise) and Jarrod Brown (Agrivision Consultants)

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To identify the most effective herbicide brews to control fumitory.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Herbicide Rate
Lalbert, VIC
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Lentil variety development

Michael Materne, Kurt Lindbeck, Stephen Murden and Bruce Holding (DPI)

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CIPAL aims to improve lentil profitability in Australia by developing red and green varieties that are resistant to major diseases (ascochyta blight and botrytis grey mould) and soil constraints (boron, salt and waterlogging), and have improved havestability. CIPAL also aims to develop varieties that have new sources of resistance to current dis… read more

Crop type: Lentils 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Birchip, VIC
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Statice control

Cameron Taylor (BCG) and Jarrod Brown (AGRIvision)

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To determine the most effective herbicide for use on statice.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Herbicide
Marlbed, VIC
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To provide an independant evaluation of new and pending wheat varieties.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Birchip, VIC
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To provide an independant evaluation of new and pending wheat varieties.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Murrayville, VIC
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To provide an independant evaluation of new and pending wheat varieties.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Merrinee, VIC
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To provide an indenedant evaluation of new and pending wheat varieties.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Manangatang, VIC
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Aims:

To proivde an independant evaluation of new and pending wheat varieties.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Hopetoun, VIC
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To provide independant evaluation of new and pending wheat varieties.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Walpeup, VIC
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Lentil variety evaluation

Michael Materne, Stephen Murden, Bruce Holding (VIDA) and Balu Krishna (RMIT)

Aims:

To compare the performance of current and potential new lentil varieties under low rainfall Mallee conditions.

Crop type: Lentils 1 trial Variety Type
Watchupga East, VIC
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To determine the performance of new and current wheat varieties in the Wimmera and Mallee

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Horsham, VIC Clay (black)
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To compare the performance of certified (F1) vs retained (F2) generations of an open-pollinated and hybrid canola variety at different plant densities.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Sowing Rate
Sea Lake, VIC
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To improve the soil structure of sodic soils using gypsum and tillage techniques.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration Soil amelioration Type Soil amelioration Application
Watchupga East, VIC
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Aims:

To evaluate the performance of new and current wheat varieties in the Mallee and Wimmera.

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

To compare the performance of new and existing wheat varieties in the Wimmera and Mallee and to investigate the influence of row spacing, variety maturity and plant density on crop performance (Berriwillock site only).

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Horsham, VIC Sandy clay loam
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To compare the performance of new and current barley varieties in the Wimmera and Mallee.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Variety Type
Horsham, VIC Clay
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Aims:

To compare the sprouting susceptibility of new and existing wheat and barley varieties.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Variety
Wemen, VIC Sandy loam
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To compare the performance of new and existing wheat varieties in four environments, under different sowing times and varying disease pressures.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Timing Variety Type
Horsham, VIC Clay
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Aims:

To determine the performance of new and current barley varieties in the Wimmera and Mallee.

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

To determine the performance of new and current barley varieties in the Wimmera and Mallee.

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

To determine the performance of new and current wheat varieties in the Wimmera and Mallee

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

  • To look at canopy management and its interaction with disease management in the different climates of southern Australia.
  • To examine how the crop canopy was influenced by nitrogen rate and timing in the Mallee environment.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Fertiliser Timing Sowing Rate
Birchip, VIC
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To compare yield and agronomic attributes of current and future variety releases of chickpeas.

Crop type: Chickpeas 1 trial Variety Type
Watchupga East, VIC
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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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To determine whether Moddus Evo, applied with and without fungicide at different timings, influenced the level of lodging and head loss in Scope CL barley, and to compare its performance against other PGRs when applied at GS31.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Growth regulator Timing
Horsham, VIC Clay
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