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?


New FACTSHEET - Improving pre-emergent herbicide spray coverage in stubble retention systems

  • How does stubble effect spray coverage?
  • Will the herbicide wash off the stubble?
  • Tips to improve your spray coverage
  • Are there other ways to manipulate your spray setup and improve coverage?


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

Hart AGM
The Hart AGM will be held on April 10th at the Bentley's Hotel, Clare, beginning at 6pm sharp.
Financial members are welcome to attend, vote and nominate for a position on the board (your RSVP is appreciated).
Have you considered joining the team?
Please get in touch with our chairman, Damien Sommerville (0417 850 587) by March 27th if you'd like to nominate for a position on the Hart board or to find out more about what's involved.

Who's new to the Hart team?
Meet the successful candidate for our 2018 Regional Internship in Applied Grains Research... CAREERS

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?


Meet the Hart team
It's now even easier to get in touch with Hart board members and staff. Find out more on THE HART TEAM page.

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! PROVIDE FEEDBACK

Search the Hart website
Have you noticed the new 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.

Social Media
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Getting The Crop In seminar
Wednesday 14 March 2018

Hart AGM
Tuesday 10th April 2018
Bentley's Hotel, Clare, 6pm

Winter Walk
Tuesday 17 July 2018
9am, Hart site, Hart, SA

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

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



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