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.

Hart, where good farmers gather
Why visit Hart?
Hear from us and other growers in this short video
Hart - where good farmers gather

Soil type
at the site is a clay loam grading to calcareous and dispersive clay. Soil pH values which are slighly 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 Getting The Crop In seminar 2020GETTING THE CROP IN seminar
March 11, 2020

We're very excited to announce John Gladigau as our keynote farmer speaker for this year's event.

Plus we'll cover some highlights from the 2019 Hart trial results, grain markets in 2020, how soil and plant testing can aid fertliser decisions, a local root disease status update and an overview of the Grains Sustainablility Framework.

Places are limited.

Find out more and register here ► GETTING THE CROP IN


Follow your Hart intern with Jade Rose - Episode 6, February 2020FOLLOW YOUR HART INTERN, with Jade Rose
Episode 6 is out now!

In this, her farewell episode, Jade gives us a final summary of the season at Hart, lets us know what her plans are for 2020 and says a lovely thank you, including to those of you who've followed her updates....

Follow your Hart intern: Episode 6, February 2020

There's a bloopers reel still to come (very soon) and it's really good so keep an eye out for it!

Previous episodes ► FOLLOW YOUR HART INTERN

Hart Research & Extension Manager, Bek Allen

Hart Field Day 2019New staff in 2020

Congratulations and welcome to Research & Extension Manager Bek Allen (far left) and Regional Intern Brianna Guidera who both joined the Hart team in February.

More info ► CAREERS




Join the Hart board in 2020Have you ever thought about joining the Hart board?

Our AGM will be held in April 2020 and we'll have at least one vacancy to fill so if you've ever considered joining our team we'd love to hear from you.

Find out more about what's required of board members, the current team and how to apply here ► THE HART TEAM





  Hart Healthy FarmersHART HEALTHY FARMERS

Looking after your physical and emotional health is important to us and we hope it's important to you too.

We have a designated page on our website to share health and wellbeing resources and while it hasn't been updated for a while, we have lots of new content from local health services and other partners ready to roll out.

So watch out for updates around the 5th of each month ► HEALTHY FARMERS

Tell us what you'd like to see next ► admin@hartfieldsite.org.au


HART Grower GuidesGrower Guides

► Ten tips for early sown wheat

► How can you improve pre-emergent herbicide spray coverage in stubble retention systems?

► Which seeding system is most effective?

► Why are nitrous oxide emissions an issue?

► Can soil carbon (C) content can be increased through stubble retention +/- additional nutrients to assist the breakdown of stubble?

Read or download your free copies here ► GROWER GUIDES

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Hart AGM
Tuesday April 7, 2020
6pm  |  Meeting by video link
(access details to be advised)

Winter Walk
Tuesday July 21, 2020
9am  |  Hart, SA

Hart Field Day
Tuesday September 15, 2020
9am - 3:30pm  |  Hart, SA

Spring Twilight Walk
Tuesday October 20, 2020
5pm  |  Hart, SA



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