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's 2024 Getting The Crop In seminar progarmHART'S 2024 GETTING THE CROP IN SEMINAR

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

Hart 2023 Trial Results - Variety trial sneak peek out nowHART 2023 TRIAL RESULTS

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.

Harriet's Hart Headlines - Episode 3HARRIET'S HART HEADLINES - Episode 3

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!


Congratulations to our successful candidate Myfanwy 'Miffy' Purslow, who'll start working with us in Februrary 2024.

Find out more about Miffy here.



Hart Field Day 2023HART FIELD DAY - September 19, 2023

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.

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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Getting The Crop In seminar
Wednesday, March 13, 2024
8am - 1:00pm  |  Clare SA

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





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