Moroccan farm manager keeps the place ticking over

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
May 2 2019 - 5:00am
ICARDA Marchouch research farm manager Ouzzine Mohamed in a weed management trial at the farm.

BEING a farm manager is a busy task at the best of times, but when you manage a research farm responsible for hundreds of thousands of trials across a diverse range of crop types in a semi-arid environment it becomes even more tricky.

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Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

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.

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