Pollination concerns for canola seed producers ease with permit system for hive movement in NSW

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
Updated July 18 2022 - 9:17pm, first published 8:00pm
POLLINATORS: Bees are critical in pollinating certified canola seed crops. Photo: Shutterstock.

THE CANOLA and seeds sectors are breathing a sigh of relief with the news that the NSW government will allow bee hives to be transported to help with pollination over the critical spring period.

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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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