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.
Hart Beat 44 is out now
Check out the fourth edition of Hart Beat for the 2017 growing season - featuring 8 Mid-North sites. HART BEAT NEWSLETTERS
Brucey's Banter - Time of Sowing (ToS) trial update
Brucey's Banter Edition 3 is ready to read now.
ToS trials have gained momentum over the past few seasons as a way of improving grain yields by pairing the right variety and seeding date. Over the next few months our regional intern Dylan Bruce is going to keep you up to date by sharing his observations from a new GRDC project. BRUCEY'S BANTER
Nitrogen management in wheat
Why are nitrous oxide emissions an issue? Under what condition in cropping are emissions more problematic? Nitrogen management in wheat; using new technologies to visualise crop nitrogen demand. Find the latest research here: GROWER GUIDES
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.
We've just undertaken a review of our 5 year strategic plan and one of our focuses for the next 12 months or so will be on you - to make sure we're meeting your expectations and delivering exactly what you need from us. We'll be providing opportunities for you to tell us what you think we do well, what you think we need to do better and what you think we've missed altogether. If you already have some thoughts you'd like to share we'd love to hear from you - all feedback will be greatfully received. 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.
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Spring Twilight Walk
Tuesday 17 Oct 20175pm, at Hart, SA
Getting The Crop In seminar
Wednesday 14 March 2018 (tbc)
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