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?


UNIQUE GRAINS RESEARCH POSITION IN THE CLARE VALLEY
Are you a recent ag science or science graduate (or about to be), or do you know someone who is....?
Applications are now open for our 2019 Regional Internship in Applied Grains Research.
To find out more, including how to apply, head to our CAREERS page.

Hear from our past and current interns...
Hart's 2016 regional intern, Rochelle Wheaton   Hart's 2017 regional intern, Dylan Bruce   Hart's 2018 regional intern, Emma Pearse


HART FIELD DAY 2018 - September 18
More details to come but for now, make sure you've saved the date.
Group bookings are welcome.
Please contact Sandy for more info: admin@hartfieldsite.org.au l 0427 423 154
HART FIELD DAY

Hart Field Day 2018 - save the date   Hart Field Day 2018 - group bookings welcome


HART BEAT #46
The second of our yield prediction newsletters for season 2018 is available now. Again featuring 8 sites across the Mid-North of South Australia, we hope you'll find it useful when making decisions on your farm.
Read it here... HART BEAT NEWSLETTERS


Meet the Hart team
We've recently welcomed two new board members, and of course our region intern for 2018.
To find out more click here... THE HART TEAM


2017 Trial Results
Download our 2017 Trial Results Book now, as the 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

Hart Field Day
Tuesday 18 September 2018
9am - 3:30pm at Hart, SA

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


2019

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

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

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

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

 

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