Pictured with a windrow of canola are from left to right, John Kirkegaard, CSIRO Agriculture and Food; James Cheetham, Delta Agriculture; Peter Brooks, Princess Pastoral Co.
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.
Farmers acknowledge the need to reduce effluent contamination in river systems but say a blanket change to EPA laws is not the way forward.
The EPA will help with fallout from off-label use of agricultural mouse bait in domestic settings, offering free removal of the product.
Authorities are scrambling to get a handle on reports of locust damage and confirming whether it is locusts or grasshoppers at fault.
A prized 129 hectare block in the heart of the Kalkee Plains has sold in line with expectations, at a hefty $5450/ac.
Developers are turning to ag-tech solutions to help mitigate silverleaf whitefly damage in cotton crops.
Researchers have discovered the world's first population of glyphosate resistant capeweed in southern Western Australia.
Look who caught the cameras lens at the Central Highlands Cotton awards in Emerald on Friday night.
Queensland's largest commercial-scale sheep and goat abattoir is soon to embark on a $9 million expansion of its facility at Charleville that will open up 60 more jobs.
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