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Community Paddock

BASF Australia are proud to partner with local grain growers Andrew and Rodney Weidemann, from Weidemann Pastoral Co. to establish BASF’s inaugural Community Paddock for the Rupanyup community in north-west Victoria. 

Weidemann Pastoral Co. have generously designated a paddock on their farm to grow barley for BASF’s inaugural Community Paddock project. Throughout the season, BASF will supply its range of crop protection products suitable for use on the Community Paddock. Following harvest of the crop, the funds that would have been spent on the BASF crop protection products will be donated to the Rupanyup Panthers Football and Netball Club.

Follow along the journey of this exciting partnership below.

Introducing Community Paddock - Rupanyup VIC

Community Paddock Progress Reports

Breaking ground – Sowing day

On Monday 16 May, we broke ground at the Community Paddock with Weidemann Pastoral Co. 
It was an exciting day as we got to spend time with Rodney Weidemann before he jumped in the tractor to sow the 52 Ha barley paddock.

Although the conditions early in the day were looking unfavourable, the rain stayed away and the clouds broke, giving us glimpses of the beautiful blue sky in Rupanyup.

After two years of Covid interrupting our plans to kick-off our Community Paddock initiative, it was a wonderful moment to see the paddock being sown. 

Launch day

We publicly launched our Community Paddock partnership with Weidemann Pastoral Co. We kicked off the partnership with a community dinner for all members and supporters of the Rupanyup FNC after training. It was a great opportunity for us to see first hand how much this club means to the Rup area. With over 120 people in attendance, Hot Box Kebabs were kept busy!

Earlier in the afternoon we took a walk through the Community Paddock with some local growers, it was very exciting to see how well the barley crop is performing!