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?

QR codes on site at Hart


Small group and individual tours are welcome at Hart (bookings essential).

Each visitor receives a copy of the annual Hart Field Day Guide featuring all trial information.

PLUS, each trial is signposted with a QR code - simply scan it while on-site with your phone or tablet and all the info you'll need will pop straight up.

Find out more ► HART FIELD DAY

2020 Hart Field Day Guide


While the traditional Hart Field Day didn't happen this year, we still have a full program of trials and the Hart Field Day Guide provides trial layouts and supporting articles, additional articles and more from the Hart team.

Our 2020 Hart Field Day Guide is available to download FREE, either in full, or by individual article.

You'll find it here ► 2020 HART FIELD DAY GUIDE




Declan Anderson - Hart's 2021 Regional Intern


Declan (pictured) is originally from a broadacre cropping farm at Ouyen in the north western Victoria mallee region and will join our team for two years from February 2021.

He is currently completing his degree in Agricultural Science at the University of Adelaide and has already gained some valuable trial site research experience through his work with Frontier Farming Systems... Find out more ► CAREERS

Hart Field Day 2020 - our new plan
We're doing it differently

Thanks for your patience!

Click on the image (left) for more detail about our new plan for sharing our research in 2020.

You'll find more detail here, including information about our mini-events and how to book a visit to the site outside of event dates ► HART FIELD DAY




Hart Beat 53Hart Beat 53 - yield predictions for 8 Mid-North sites

Our third edition for 2020 is out now.

You can read it here ► HART BEAT 53

Previous editions ► HART BEAT NEWSLETTERS






Testing, testing... Say 'hay' to Hart's intern - Brianna Guidera

Testing, testing... Say 'hay' to Hart's intern

Find out more about what our 2020 Regional Intern, Brianna Guidera's working on, in particular, our National Hay Agronomy & Soil & Plant Testing for Profitable Fertiliser Use trials.

You can find it here ► TESTING, TESTING... SAY 'HAY' TO HART'S INTERN




  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 Grower GuidesGrower Guides

► Ten tips for early sown wheat

► 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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Hart Field Day
Read our announcement

Managing Varieties
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Hart, SA

Hart AGM
Tuesday November 17, 2020
7pm  |  via Zoom


Getting The Crop In seminar
Wednesday March 10, 2021
8:30am  |  Clare, SA

Winter Walk
Tuesday July 20, 2021
9am  |  Hart, SA

Hart Field Day
Tuesday September 21, 2021
Hart, SA

Spring Twilight Walk
Tuesday October 19, 2021
5pm  |  Hart, SA



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