Katrina Sinclair

Research interests

  • Climate risk management
  • Management of warm temperate pastures


Katrina received her basic training in Agricultural Science at the University of Sydney and her post graduate training at University of New England. From 1974 to 1989 she was employed by NSW Agriculture working in weed management in processing vegetables and rice, N & P in irrigated and dryland wheat with postings to Yanco, Richmond and Trangie. In 1989 to 2001 she was appointed to the Dairy research Unit at Wollongbar working in grazing and pasture management of warm temperate pastures for dairy cows.

In 2001 she was appointed Research Agronomist and in this current position at Wollongbar is conducting research in climate risk management and management of warm temperate pastures.


  • B. Sc. Agr. University of Sydney 1974
  • M. Rural Sc. University of New England 2000
  • Dip. Ed. 2001

Current projects

  • Seasonal risk assessments for dairy systems
  • Management of warm temperate pastures

Recent publications

K Sinclair, KF Lowe and KG Pembleton (2007) Effect of defoliation interval and height on the growth and quality of Arachis pintoi cv. Amarillo. Tropical Grasslands: 41, 260-268

K Sinclair, RG Walker and Z Hochman (2007) Developing tools for managing climate risk in the subtropical dairy region. Dairy Science Symposium, Sept. 07, Melbourne.

K Sinclair, WJ Fulkerson and SG Morris (2006) Influence of regrowth time on forage quality of prairie grass, perennial and tall fescue under non-limiting soil nutrient and moisture conditions. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture: 46, 45-51.

Fields of research

  • 070302 (Agronomy)

Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC)

Keyword/phrase list of research interests

  • Pasture management
  • Dairy farming systems

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