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?

'Getting The Crop In' seminar - Wednesday March 14, 8am-12:15pm
Places are limited!!

Register for Getting The Crop In NOW

For more details including event program: GETTING THE CROP IN

'Getting The Crop In' will be followed by
GRDC's Farm Business Update in the afternoon (separate registration required).

2017 Trial Results
We've pre-released three 2017 trial results articles; wheat, barley and durum varieties. You can download them now, for free! 2017 TRIAL RESULTS
We're still taking pre-orders for hard copies of the 2017 Trial Results book but they close on February 15 so be quick if you'd like one. Order now.
An electronic version of the full publication and / or remaining individual articles will be available to download free from March 14.

Who's new to the Hart team?
Meet the successful candidate for our 2018 Regional Internship in Applied Grains Research... CAREERS

Grower Guides
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?

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.

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 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.

Social Media
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Getting The Crop In seminar
Wednesday 14 March 2018

Winter Walk
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



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