Cutting edge ag research and development programs are seeing researchers and scientists flocking to the Wimmera city of Horsham.
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.
Last year's Birchip Cropping Group field day was gloomy, with crops in the area dying. This year sees the district in a picture of health.
An Australian agtech start-up is making a successful foray into the lucrative North American market.
A rare climatic event has taken place over the Antarctic - and it is not good for those looking for rain.
A report on glyphosate from 60 Minutes has drawn the ire of farm lobby groups and the crop protection sector peak body.
ABARES has shaved some tonnage off its national winter crop estimate in its latest update but total production is still up on last year.
There will be a new player in the Australian wheat breeding space, with S&W Seed Company acquiring the Corteva Agriscience wheat portfolio.
There's plenty of changes in this year's Wheat Quality Australia master list, with new varieties in and old varieties getting the chop.
Contract harvesters' normal runs from Queensland south to Victoria will be cut short this year, with many not heading north of the Murray.
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