Grower Guides


Ten tips for early sown wheatTen tips for early sown wheat

Timely operations are key to maximising farm profit and sowing is one of the most time-critical operations. This is because of the yield penalty associated with delayed sowing in most regions.

Find out more about this other important factors that can influence wheat yield  potential and profit in this publication produded by the GRDC.


FACTSHEET Improving pre-emergent herbicide spray coverage in stubble retention systems
Improving pre-emergent herbicide spray coverage in stubble retention systems

How does stubble effect spray coverage?

Will the herbicide wash off the stubble?

Tips to improve your spray coverage

Are there other ways to manipulate your spray setup and improve coverage?

The Hart Field-Site Group thanks the University of Adelaide weeds team and Bill Gordon for assistance with trial development for this project. We also gratefully acknowledge SAGIT for project funding (H114).

StubbleSoil Organic Matters 2017

Over five seasons Hart and other farming systems groups in the Southern region have investigated whether soil carbon (C) content can be increased through stubble retention +/- additional nutrients to assist the breakdown of stubble.

At the conclusion of five years the project was unable to demonstrate differences in soil C between the stubble and nutrient treatments.

To view the key points and soil C results, see “Soil Organic Matters” Factsheet #4.

This project was funded by Australian Government and GRDC (CRF00002). 

Nitrogen management in wheat 2017
Nitrogen management in wheat 2017

Why are nitrous oxide emissions an issue?

Under what condition in cropping are emissions more problematic?

Nitrogen management in wheat

Using new technologies to visualise crop nitrogen demand

Hart Long term seeding systems trial 2016Hart long-term seeding systems trial 2016

A summary of sixteen years of research including five very different farmer stories

“Sixteen crops later this trial has remained one of the most popular in our program.”
Former Hart chairman and Condowie farmer, Justin Wundke, 2016

Check out this 4 minute video clip from 2015 (thanks to SAGIT) as we sowed the trial for the 16th year.







Hart AGM
Tuesday October 11, 2022
8am via Zoom

Spring Twilight Walk
Tuesday October 18, 2022
5pm  |  Hart, SA


Getting the Crop In seminar
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
8am  |  Clare, SA

Winter Walk
Tuesday July 18, 2023
9am  |  Hart, SA

Hart Field Day
Tuesday September 19, 2023
Hart, SA

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




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