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's 'Getting The Crop In' seminar, 2021Getting The Crop In seminar | March 10, 2021

It will be a matter of ‘just add rain’ following the Hart Field-Site Group’s free Getting The Crop In seminar on Wednesday, March 10, in Clare, which aims to help growers head into the 2021 growing season fully-armed with the latest cropping information.

Featuring keynote farmer guest speaker David 'Seth' Cooper, a fascinating look at plant breeding technologies with Haydn Kuchel; AGT and more...

More details about this event ► GETTING THE CROP IN
Tickets are essential ► Register here




BarleyHart 2020 Trial Results

We've pre-released two articles:
► 'Comparison of barley varieties' and
► 'Comparison of wheat varieties'.
Read it here ► 2020 TRIAL RESULTS

There will be more to come so watch this space.

The full publication will be available to download FREE, either in full or article by article, by March 10, 2021.
If you'd like to pre-order a hard copy please contact us by February 15 and we'll add you to the list.
Hard copies must be pre-paid at a cost of $28.00 ea incl P&H - we'll invoice you once you've been in touch.

Hart videosOur video catalogue keeps growing...

Recent additions include:
► Wheat & durum variety update
► Evaluation of chaff lining systems in South Australia
► Improving oaten hay production & quality
► Legume & oilseed herbicide tolerance
► Managment tips for wheat & awnelss variety options
► Using crop competition for effective ryegrass control

You'll find them here ► HART VIDEOS

You can also find more videos from Hart on our YouTube channel:
Hart Field-Site Group 

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

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

Written by our 2020 Regional Intern, Brianna Guidera.

Read it here ► UPDATE 5

Or see previous editions ► TESTING, TESTING... SAY 'HAY' TO HART'S INTERN



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 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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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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