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.
Soil type at the site is a clay loam grading to calcareous and dispersive clay. Soil pH values which are slightly 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.
The dust may have only just settled from harvest, but planning is already well under way for the 2024 sowing season.
Join us at our annual Getting The Crop In seminar on March 13. Click on the image (left) to enlarge and download our program.
All farmers and industry are invited along to the half-day information sharing and networking event. Register here (it's free!).
Find out more... GETTING THE CROP IN seminar 2024
Our 2023 Trial Results will be available to download from the Hart website FREE, either in full or article by article, by mid-March 2024. In the meantime, we've provided a 'sneak peek' at some of our variety trial data.
In this episode, Harriet's on tour and takes you Waite where our oat pot trials are conducted in the glasshouse - very different to our field-based work.
Click on the image (left) or head to the Harriet's Hart Headlines page of our website for all episodes (Resources / From our Interns / Harriet's Hart Headlines). Enjoy!
REGIONAL INTERNSHIP IN APPLIED GRAINS RESEARCH 2024
Congratulations to our successful candidate Myfanwy 'Miffy' Purslow, who'll start working with us in Februrary 2024.
Find out more about Miffy here.
The Hart Field Day cemented its place as one of the country’s leading agronomy field days on Tuesday, September 19, attracting a crowd of almost 550 farmers and industry representatives in its biggest event post-Covid.
Read the full wrap up here.
Download it here.
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