Mouse woes continue with contamination, yield issues in sorghum

Gregor Heard
May 5 2021 - 12:00pm
Mouse dropping contamination has put a dampener on harvest for sorghum producers, many who were enjoying higher than average yields.
Mouse dropping contamination has put a dampener on harvest for sorghum producers, many who were enjoying higher than average yields.

THE HORROR mouse plague through eastern Australia has hit the nation's summer croppers hard, both in terms of yield reduction and quality issues.

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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