The dry season in northern NSW will mean fungal disease is unlikely to be a big problem in pulse crops.
National Grains Industry Reporter
Gregor Heard is Fairfax Ag Media's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his ten years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector. Away from work, he is a keen traveller, having spent his long service leave last year in Spain learning the language.
The fungal disease septoria tritici blight has made an unwanted return to the Wimmera in Victoria after 40 years.
Ongoing negotiations between GrainCorp and the Australian Workers Union regarding an enterprise agreement have broken down.
Australia's chickpea crop is under pressure following excessive heat and cold and drought conditions in northern production zones.
There is a massive discrepancy between the haves and the have-nots in terms of the Aussie crop this year.
Grain Producers Australia says it is in robust financial health following announcing its results at its annual general meeting.
One of the men behind Wellcamp Airport at Toowoomba has urged authorities to stop wasting time in regards to new airport developments.
WITH GALLERY: It's been dry in other parts of the country, but the tap has definitely been turned on in the southern Wimmera.
After flirting with an El Niño event earlier this year, it appears climatic conditions will remain neutral throughout 2017.
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