BRuSc (Hons) (UNE)
Belinda completed a BRuSc (Hons) from the University of New England before joining the NSW Department of Agriculture (now Industry & Investment NSW) as a Technical Officer. The main focus of her work was a project aimed at optimising returns from fertiliser input in landscapes with variable topography.
Belinda was employed as Research Agronomist (Pastures) in 2003, with much of her research involved in the National Annual Pasture Legume Improvement Program (NAPLIP) and the perennial grass evaluation component of the CRC for Plant-Based Management of Dryland Salinity. She has recently had a research project funded by Pastures Australia, which will utilise the legumes developed under NAPLIP and incorporate them into farming systems.
Pasture research - particularly in areas of perennial grass, annual legume and perennial legume research for medium and higher rainfall areas.
Dear BS, Hackney BF , Dyce GM and Rodham CA (2007) Effect of timing of forage conservation on forage yield and quality, seed yield and seedling regeneration of 4 subterranean clover ( Trifolium subterranean L.) cultivars. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture (in press).
Hackney B and Dear B (2007) Cocksfoot. Primefact 281. NSW Department of Primary Industries Orange.
Hackney BF , Dear B, Dyce GM and Rodham CA (2006) Herbicide Options for broadleaf weed control in chicory. In: "Ground-breaking stuff". (Eds Turner NC, Acuna T and Johnson RC). Proceedings of the 13th Australian Agronomy Conference, 10-14 September 2006, Perth , Western Australia . Australian Society of Agronomy.
Hackney BF , Dear BS and Hayes RC (2006) Summer dormant grasses are productive and persistent for the medium-low rainfall cropping region of NSW. In: "Ground-breaking stuff". (Eds Turner NC, Acuna T and Johnson, RC). Proceedings of the 13th Australian Agronomy Conference, 10-14 September 2006, Perth , Western Australia . Australian Society of Agronomy.