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?



Hart Field Day 2019 program highlightsHART FIELD DAY
September 17, 2019

The gates will be thrown open at the Hart Field Site on Tuesday, September 17, as the annual Hart Field Day gets under way, giving farmers an opportunity to see and hear first-hand the most up-to-date information on agronomy trials and check in on how the season is progressing.

All the details are on our HART FIELD DAY page, including:
► Full program
► Session & guest speaker list (22 sessions & 30+ presenters)
► Site map
► Catering
Ticket sales and more...

Plus four feature stories:
► Hart Field Day is just around the corner
► Building trust in the Australian grains industry, we all have a role to play
► Lifting the moratorium on GM canola and what it means for SA growers
► Pest and disease surveillance unit to be launched at Hart Field Day

HART FIELD DAY


HART Grower Guides
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?

Read or download your free copies here: GROWER GUIDES




 



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DIARY DATES



2019

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

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


2020

Getting The Crop In seminar
Wednesday March 11, 2020 (tbc)
Clare, SA

Winter Walk
Tuesday July 21, 2020
9am, at Hart, SA

Hart Field Day
Tuesday September 15, 2020
9am - 3:30pm at Hart, SA

Spring Twilight Walk
Tuesday October 20, 2020
5pm, at Hart, SA

 

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