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BASF set to release wheat varieties by 2021

Gregor Heard
August 12 2019 - 3:00pm
Gustavo Palerosi Carneiro, Gavin Jackson and Rob Hall, all of BASF, at the company's breeding operation near Horsham last week.
Gustavo Palerosi Carneiro, Gavin Jackson and Rob Hall, all of BASF, at the company's breeding operation near Horsham last week.

THE INVESTMENT into creating a wheat breeding program at Longerenong in Victoria is set to pay off, with BASF set to launch commercial wheat varieties in 2021, 11 years after the breeding program was set up in 2010.

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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