Increasing the size of the bucket

Gregor Heard
Updated October 17 2016 - 1:17pm, first published 10:03am
Zoe Creelman, Southern Farming Systems research and extension officer, says increasing soil permeability is the best way to increase water holding capacity in high rainfall zones, reducing the risk of both waterlogging and drought.
Zoe Creelman, Southern Farming Systems research and extension officer, says increasing soil permeability is the best way to increase water holding capacity in high rainfall zones, reducing the risk of both waterlogging and drought.

THE KEY to unlocking yield potential in high rainfall zones (HRZs) will be increasing the moisture holding capacity of the soil, according to a Southern Farming Systems (SFS) researcher.

Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is ACM's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his 15 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.

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