Despite the backdrop of the pandemic, the Birchip Cropping Group (BCG) has been given the all-clear to hold its annual Trial Review Day later this month.
The day will be held at the Birchip Community Leisure Centre on Friday, February 25th. BCG senior manager of extension and communication Tom Draffen joined Jason Regan on FLOW FM Australia's Country Viewpoint to talk about the program for the event.
"It's a BCG member-only event but we do allow people to sign up for a membership on the day if they need to," said Draffen.
"We've got a great lineup of speakers and presenters joining us to talk about some of the outcomes of our research from the last year".
Draffen said that the season around the Birchip region has been solid for local producers and the yields were good.
"There was some marginal rainfall towards the end of the season in some parts," he said.
"So there's been a fair bit of optimism heading into the upcoming season".
The trial day program will see a total of 13 different presenters take to the podium with organisations such as the CSIRO, Australian Plant Proteins, the University of Melbourne, Southern Pulse Agronomy and Goldacres to all have representatives in attendance.
The Birchip Cropping Group's own trial results will also be released with James Taylor to discuss soil issues, Brooke Bennet was given the task of announcing the standout cereals of 2021, and Glen Clarke to chat about frost mitigation.
The day's program will commence at 8.15, running through until 4 pm. The full program is available below.