Australian canola yield record smashed as crop falls just short of world record

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
Updated March 2 2021 - 5:43am, first published February 24 2021 - 11:00pm
THUMPER: The record canola crop at windrowing time. Pictured from left to right, John Kirkegaard, CSIRO Agriculture and Food; James Cheetham, Delta Agriculture; Peter Brooks, Princess Pastoral Co.

ANY FARMER, no matter where in Australia, would be grinning ear to ear with a 7.16 tonne a hectare cereal crop.

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Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

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.

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