Bayer is excited about the launch of its new grass and broadleaf herbicide Mateno Complete.
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.
Some progress on the container shortage, a beetle plague in Argentina and working for wheat in Afghanistan.
With dams full and a La Nina doing its thing drought is not on farmers' minds, but it is a good time to prepare for when the dry returns.
The Chinese government is making a big push to become more self-sufficient in oilseeds, including soybeans, canola and peanuts.
The chief executive of Grains Australia has departed and interim replacement has been appointed.
Locust numbers are generally low across the nation but authorities are concerned by a hotspot of activity through the western Riverina.
The nation's three major bulk handlers have taken over a staggering 38 million tonnes thus far.
The Regional Investment Corporation's inaugural chief executive has left the organisation after three years.
There will be an expo held at Yarrawonga / Mulwala, on the Murray River, looking at innovation in agriculture in February.
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