New rust pathogen found

Gregor Heard
Updated June 12 2018 - 2:31pm, first published 2:18pm
Agriculture Victoria senior plant pathologist Grant Hollaway says farmers need to keep submitting rust samples so researchers can identify new strains of fungal disease.
Agriculture Victoria senior plant pathologist Grant Hollaway says farmers need to keep submitting rust samples so researchers can identify new strains of fungal disease.

A  NEW STRAIN of the damaging wheat disease stripe rust has been found in Victoria.

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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