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?

Regional internship in applied grains research 2025 - apply now

Regional Internship in Applied Grains Research - 2025

If you're a recent graduate and passionate about research and the broadacre cropping industry, we have the perfect way to kick-start your career.

This position starts in February 2025, allowing you to participate in a full year of research, from trial planning right through to analysis and reporting.

There's a great mix of field and office work, you'll work closely with Hart's welcoming and supportive team, plus you'll get to collaborate with some of the state's best researchers.

The role also provides you with the opportunity to work directly with farmers, both in the field and through your active involvement in Hart's extension and communications program.

You'll complete your internship with a vast network of contacts and a great foundation in applied research - ready to take on your next research-based role or further study (honours or PhD).

Apply now for our 2025 Research Internship, a 12 month contract position based in the beautiful Clare Valley.

Applications close August 16, 2024, 5pm (ACST). To find out more and to apply, please download the Position Information Sheet and Application Checklist.


Ag Research - the seasonal timeline; Episode 1 by Miffy PurslowAG RESEARCH - THE SEASONAL TIMELINE

Meet Miffy, Hart's 2024 research intern!

This year, Miffy is taking the internet on a special behind-the-scenes tour into the world of agricultural research.

Motivated by her own curiosity, she’s creating a 5-part video series to show what really happens in this part of agriculture.

Enjoy Episode 1 now: AG RESEARCH - THE SEASONAL TIMELINE; Episode 1





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




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

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


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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