Agricultural research and extension since 1982
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
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.
Have you considered joining the Hart board?
We're particularly interested in board member nominations from local growers this year, however we value diversity and all applications are welcome.
Most of our board members will tell you that serving on the board is a fantastic opportunity to 'give back' but you'll get plenty out of it too.
Find out why they chose to apply.
You can find more information about the role of a Hart board member and how to nominate (it's really easy!) in our Terms of Reference. Applications close 5pm, April 9.
You're welcome to give us a call too, please contact:
Damien Sommerville, Chairman: 0417 850 587
Sandy Kimber, Executive Officer: 0427 423 154
Find out more about current board members here: THE HART TEAM
Full house for 2019 Getting The Crop In
There was a full house for last week’s Hart Field-Site Group’s Getting The Crop In seminar held in Clare.
The fully-booked event saw almost 170 farmers and industry personnel gather to hear up-to-date trial information as the Hart Field-Site Group launched its 2018 trial results book, along with market updates, seasonal climate outlooks and the challenges of soil residual herbicides.
Always a drawcard, the keynote farmer speaker for the event Ben Wundersitz from Yorke Peninsula gave a detailed insight into how he and wife Belinda operate their farm, Anna Binna. Read more...
Read or download your free copies here: GROWER GUIDES
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Getting The Crop In seminar
Wednesday March 13, 2019
Tuesday April 9, 2019
6pm, Blyth Hotel
Tuesday July 16, 2019
9am, at Hart, SA
Hart Field Day
Tuesday September 17, 2019
9am - 3:30pm at Hart, SA
Spring Twilight Walk
Tuesday October 15, 2019
5pm, at Hart, SA