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 Research & Extension Manager - job advertisment 2019RESEARCH & EXTENSION MANAGER
Applications are now open

Are you passionate about agricultural research?

We're expanding our team and seek to employ a full-time person to lead our research and extension programs in the Mid North of South Australia.

For more information and how to apply: CAREERS

 

 

  



Hart Beat 50HART BEAT 50
October 14

The final edition of Hart Beat (yield prediction newsletters for 8 Mid-North sites) is out now. 

Read it here: HART BEAT 50

Previous editions: HART BEAT NEWSLETTERS

 

 

 
 



Hart Field Day 20192020 Regional Intern announced

Congratulations and welcome to Brianna Guidera who will join the Hart team in February next year as our fifth regional intern.

More info ► CAREERS

 

 

 

 

 



Hart Healthy FarmersHART HEALTHY FARMERS

Looking after your physical and emotional health is important to us and we hope it's important to you too.

We have a designated page on our website to share health and wellbeing resources and while it hasn't been updated for a while, we have lots of new content from local health services and other partners ready to roll out.

So watch out for updates around the 5th of each month: HEALTHY FARMERS

Tell us what you'd like to see next: admin@hartfieldsite.org.au

 



Hart Field Day 2019HART FIELD DAY 2019
The wrap up

All roads in the Mid North seemed to lead to the Hart Field Day last Tuesday, September 17, as the Hart Field-Site Group’s annual event got under way.

Organisers were thrilled to welcome more than 650 visitors through the gate, all keen to see how the field trials were progressing for 2019. Read more...



 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



2020

Getting The Crop In seminar
Wednesday March 11, 2020
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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