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?

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.

Harriet's Hart Headlines by Hart regional inten, Kaidy MorganHARRIET'S HART HEADLINES

'Harriet's Hart Headlines' is an animated video series created, voiced and produced by our 2023 regional intern, Kaidy Morgan.

In Episode 2, Harriet takes a closer look at the work we're doing to improve dry seeding outcomes.

How does time of sowing and soil moisture (or lack of) interact with plant establishment and yield? Watch it here.


Hart Beat 65 - July 14, 2023HART BEAT 64 - July 14, 2023

Download it here or find out more, including previous editions on the HART BEAT NEWSLETTERS page.








Hart 2022 Trial Results - Download it now, for freeHART 2022 TRIAL RESULTS

Our 2022 trial results are available to download for free right now! Find out more...





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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Spring Twilight Walk
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
5pm  |  Hart, SA


Getting The Crop In seminar
Wednesday, March 13, 2024
8am - 12:30pm  |  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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