Managing stresses the key to better wheat varieties for all

Gregor Heard
November 1 2021 - 6:00pm
Alison Bentley is in charge of the CIMMYT global wheat breeding program.
Alison Bentley is in charge of the CIMMYT global wheat breeding program.

A LEADING Australian wheat breeder now the program director of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) has said there is the scope for exciting breakthroughs in the wheat breeding space in coming years.

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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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