Next generation of GM canola ready to roll

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
March 1 2019 - 1:00am
Hugh Trenorden, right, Bayer regional manager, Western Australia, with mid-west WA grower Tim Hayes.

TRUFLEX, the next generation trait for genetically modified (GM) canola varieties, will be commercially available to Aussie growers this year, following the Chinese government's decision to grant a safety permit to the trait.

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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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