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.

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.

           

 


What's new?


Hart spray workshops; Maximise coverage - minimise loss; making every spray drop matter

Join spray application & product experts Bill Gordon & Andre Sabeeney, along with change management specialist Dennis Hoiberg who’ll explain what spraying best practice looks like in 2024 and provide strategies to implement it, maintain it and enhance your productivity.

You’ll also hear local farmers share their experience, get the latest on crucial weather tools, gain confidence in compliance and record keeping and improve your understanding of spray quality & droplet behaviours in an up close, on-site demo.

Workshop content will be customised for each audience to provide maximum benefit for your own spray operations and challenges.

Please share this with your neighbours and in your farming chat groups.

Registrations are now open, click here for more info: MAXIMISE COVERAGE - MINIMISE LOSS
 


Hart 2023 Trial Results - download it nowHART 2023 TRIAL RESULTS

Our 2023 Trial Results book is available to download for FREE right now, either in full or article by article.

Click here: HART TRIAL RESULTS 2023

 

 


 
Harriet's Hart Headlines - Episode 4HARRIET'S HART HEADLINES - Episode 4

What is more important, time of sowing or plant establishment?

Tune in for the final episode where Harriet gives an update on Hart dry seeding trials and some interesting findings from the 2023 season.

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!


 
Hart Long term seeding systems trial - a summary of 22 years of researchHART LONG-TERM SEEDING SYSTEMS TRIAL - a summary of 22 years of research

Download it here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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DIARY DATES


2024

SPRAY WORKSHOPS
Maximize coverage - minimise loss
Balaklava - July 2, 2024
Spalding - July 3, 2024
Hart - July 4, 2024
All workshops 8:30am - 4:30pm

Winter Walk
Tuesday, July 16, 2024
9am  |  Hart, SA

Hart Field Day
Tuesday, September 17, 2024
Hart, SA

Spring Twilight Walk
Tuesday, October 15, 2024
5pm  |  Hart, SA

2025

Getting The Crop In seminar
Wednesday, March 12, 2025
Clare, SA

Winter Walk
Tuesday, July 15, 2025
9am  |  Hart, SA

Hart Field Day
Tuesday, September 16, 2025
Hart, SA

Spring Twilight Walk
Tuesday, October 21, 2025
5pm  |  Hart, SA

 

 

 

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