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 SPRING TWILIGHT WALK - Tuesday, October 16
5pm at Hart
Full program details: SPRING TWILIGHT WALK


HART FIELD DAY 2018 - September 18
Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the day!
Our post event wrap-up can be found here: HART FIELD DAY


Been Farming Long?
New workshop series for early career farmers planned for 2019
For more details or to register your interest: OTHER EVENTS


Meet the Hart team
Find out more about the Hart board and staff. THE HART TEAM


2017 Trial Results
Download our 2017 Trial Results Book now, as a full publication or by individual article - it's free! 2017 TRIAL RESULTS


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?

GROWER GUIDES


Your feedback
We love hearing from you, it helps us make sure we're delivering exactly what you need to make farm businesses better. Feel free to get in touch! PROVIDE FEEDBACK


Search the Hart website
Have you noticed the 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.


Social Media
You can find us on Facebook and Twitter. Click on the icons at the top of the page.


 

DIARY DATES


2018

Spring Twilight Walk
Tuesday October 16, 2018
5pm, at Hart, SA


2019

Getting The Crop In seminar
Wednesday March 13, 2019 (tbc)

Winter Walk
Tuesday July 16, 2019
9am, at Hart, SA

Hart Field Day
Tuesday September 17, 2019
9am - 3:30pm at Hart, SA

Spring Twilight Walk
Tuesday October 15, 2019
5pm, at Hart, SA

 

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