Large winter crop plant but conditions key to yields

Gregor Heard
June 5 2024 - 6:30am
ABARES is predicting a bright year ahead for most on the cropping front. Source: ABARES.
ABARES is predicting a bright year ahead for most on the cropping front. Source: ABARES.

Official government and private forecasters are both predicting a historically large plant for the 2024-25 Australian winter crop, however there is some divergence as to total production based on growing season conditions.

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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