Welcome to Hart

Agricultural research and extension since 1982

Our Values   Our purpose   Our vision


Hart is South Australia’s premier agronomic field trial site, managed by farmers and industry professionals to provide independent research that is timely, relevant and unbiased, as well as cutting edge and innovative.

Located between Blyth and Brinkworth in South Australia’s Mid-North, Hart is situated on 40 hectares owned by the Hart Field-Site Group Inc.

Our event calendar begins with our annual Getting The Crop In seminar (March). Our trial program is then the focus of our remaining events, all held on site; the Winter Walk (July), main Field Day (September), and at our Spring Twilight Walk (October). Other workshops and demonstrations are also run to further extend research projects to growers.

Hart, where good farmers gather
Why visit Hart?
Hear from us and other growers in this short video
Hart - where good farmers gather

Soil type
at the site is a clay loam grading to calcareous and dispersive clay. Soil pH values which are slighly alkaline are typical for the soil. A number of soil profiles in the area have been characterised for Yield Prophet and in general have a plant available water capacity (PAWC) or 'bucket size' around 180 - 200 mm.

Hart's average annual rainfall is 400 mm with an average growing season rainfall of 300 mm.



What's new?

The third edition of our yield prediction newsletters for season 2018 is available now. Again featuring 8 sites across the Mid-North of South Australia, we hope you'll find it useful when making decisions on your farm.

HART FIELD DAY 2018 - September 18
Buy your ticket online and save!
$30 online / $35 at the gate / $5 student (at the gate only, student ID required).

Hart Field Day - purchase tickets now

See our full program, session & guest speaker list and site map on our HART FIELD DAY page.

If you have an enquiry, or if you would like to make a group booking, please get in touch with Sandy: admin@hartfieldsite.org.au l 0427 423 154


Hart Field Day 2018 - save the date   Hart Field Day 2018 Program highlights    Hart Field Day 2018 - group bookings welcome

Meet the Hart team
We've recently welcomed two new board members, and of course our region intern for 2018.
To find out more click here... THE HART TEAM

2017 Trial Results
Download our 2017 Trial Results Book now, as the full publication or by individual article. It's free!

Grower Guides

  • How can you improve pre-emergent herbicide spray coverage in stubble retention systems?
  • Which seeding system is most effective?
  • Why are nitrous oxide emissions an issue?
  • Can soil carbon (C) content can be increased through stubble retention +/- additional nutrients to assist the breakdown of stubble?


Your feedback
We love hearing from you, it helps us make sure we're delivering exactly what you need to make farm businesses better. Feel free to get in touch!

Search the Hart website
Have you noticed the search bar at the top right hand side of our website? We hope it you'll find it useful, particularly if you're researching trial results for a particular topic.

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Hart Field Day
Tuesday 18 September 2018
9am - 3:30pm at Hart, SA

Spring Twilight Walk
Tuesday 16 October 2018
5pm, at Hart, SA


Getting The Crop In seminar
Wednesday 13 March 2019 (tbc)

Winter Walk
Tuesday 16 July 2019
9am, at Hart, SA

Hart Field Day
Tuesday 17 September 2019
9am - 3:30pm at Hart, SA

Spring Twilight Walk
Tuesday 15 October 2019
5pm, at Hart, SA



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