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.
New staff in 2020
Congratulations and welcome to Research & Extension Manager Bek Allen (far left) and Regional Intern Brianna Guidera who will both join the Hart team in February.
More info ► CAREERS
GETTING THE CROP IN seminar
March 11, 2020
Watch this space for more info - our 2020 program will be released soon.
GETTING THE CROP IN
FOLLOW YOUR HART INTERN, with Jade Rose
Episode 5 is out now!
Find out more about this year's trial harvest and see some some of SARDI Clare's plot harvesters in action in Episode 5 of Jade's video blog.
Follow your Hart intern: Episode 5, December 2019
Previous episodes ► FOLLOW YOUR HART INTERN
HART 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
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Read or download your free copies here: GROWER GUIDES
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