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?


 
VIDEO:Controlling broadleaf weeds in ryegrass and lentils with Alicia Merriam, University of Adelaide & Navneet Aggarwal, PIRSA-SARDIVideo 2 out now!

CONTROLLING BROADLEAF WEEDS IN RYEGRASS AND LENTILS
with Alicia Merriam, University of Adelaide & Navneet Aggarwal, PIRSA-SARDI

Hear from Alicia Merriam, University of Adelaide and Navneet Aggarwal, PIRSA-SARDI as they share their research on controlling braodleaf weeds in ryegrass and lentils.

This video was recorded live at Hart at our mini-event 'Managing Weeds' on September 15, 2020. There were questions from the audience so we've included them too.

You can 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

UPDATE 4 IS OUT NOW
Find out more about what our 2020 Regional Intern, Brianna Guidera's working on.

Read it here ► UPDATE 4

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

 

 
 



Declan Anderson - Hart's 2021 Regional Intern

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2021 REGIONAL INTERN - DECLAN ANDERSON

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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DIARY DATES



2021

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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