Heat and drought tolerance the goal in international wheat research project

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
May 30 2022 - 9:00am
Flinders University chief investigator Kathleen Soole with College of Science and Engineering molecular science and technology researchers Crystal Sweetman and Colin Jenkins will sample South Australian wheat crops and grain for the new project launched this month by Washington State University (WSU).

AUSTRALIAN plant researchers will be part of a global scientific project looking to improve drought and heat resilience in wheat.

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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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