Major merchandise businesses have warned against off-label use of mouse bait.
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.
Developers are turning to ag-tech solutions to help mitigate silverleaf whitefly damage in cotton crops.
Australian farmers may get temporary benefits by being exempted from any carbon emissions schemes but long-term it would be detrimental.
We knew it was going to be big, but ABARES has confirmed this year's wheat crop was a record, while it was the second largest year overall.
International canola prices have once again smashed records for near contract futures values, leading to Aussie prices over $600/t.
Mouse numbers continue to cause concern, but a mouse management expert warns there is no one-size fits all solution to controlling them.
Getting the timing of baiting right is critical to running down mouse numbers, while working together with neighbours is also a positive.
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