Coming up with the next gen of weed control

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
April 15 2020 - 4:35am
Mike Walsh, University of Sydney, says work continues on 'blue sky' methods of weed control such as using microwave or laser technology.

THE PRESSURE on herbicides in terms of the threat of weed resistance is going to continue to grow and the cropping sector needs to be continue to push to try and find alternative modes of weed control.


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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