The HART BEAT newsletter, first introduced in 2009, is an initiative of the Hart Field-Site Group. It is aimed at providing farmers and agronomists with regular updates of current and predicted crop and soil conditions as a season progresses. We believe it will assist in making informed choices on the need for additional nitrogen and fungicide applications. The Yield Prophet® simulations featured are not a crystal ball, but provide a realistic prediction of the available soil water and nitrogen status of your crop. We recommend caution when interpreting the Yield Prophet® data provided as it is not representative of all paddocks in the areas featured. Differences in sowing dates, variety, soil moisture / soil type, frost events etc. will influence results.
In 2011, two additional sites were added giving an even broader outlook. Data and predictions were published for: Hart, Condowie, Spalding, Kybunga, Farrell Flat and Tarlee.
While previously only available to gold and silver members of Hart, new funding in 2013 allowed us to distribute HART BEAT to everyone on our database. Data and predictions for Hart, Pinery, Kybunga, Spalding, Farrell Flat and Tarlee were featured.
In 2014, our HART BEAT newsletter got a brand new look and grew again to include 8 sites; Hart, Spalding, Condowie, Kybunga, Farrell Flat, Pinery, Eudunda and Tarlee, followed by another visual makeover in 2020.
And in 2023, HART BEAT incorporates Yield Prophet® data and important climate information to make an informed, real-life decision about nitrogen application at the Hart site. We step you through the process, thanks to a new GRDC project called RiskWi$e, and will reflect on those decisions as the season progresses. We've also included a brief summary of the data from our seven other Mid-North sites.
A full soil classification data report featuring each of our sites can be downloaded here (1MB)
Compiled in September 2014 by soil scientist, James Hall.
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Bek shared a great update at our Winter Walk in 2022. For those of you that couldn't be there, she's answered some frequently asked questions as part of a new 'Behind The Scenes' series that will help explain the how and why of some of our trials and research.
Click on the image above or read it here ► BEHIND THE SCENES - ISSUE 1 - HART BEAT AND YIELD PROPHET SIMULATIONS
HART BEAT Issue 65; July 14, 2023
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Hart Trial Results 202
Yield Prophet® performance in 2022
Hart Trial Results 2021
Yield Prophet® performance in 2021
Hart Trial Results 2020
Yield Prophet® performance in 2020
Hart Trial Results 2019
Yield Prophet® performance in 2019
Hart Trial Results 2018
Yield Prophet® performance in 2018
Hart Trial Results 2017
Yield Prophet® performance in 2017
Hart Trial Results 2016
Yield Prophet® performance in 2016
Hart Trial Results 2015
Yield Prophet® performance in 2015
Hart Trial Results 2014
Yield Prophet® performance in 2014
Hart Trial Results 2013
Yield Prophet® performance in 2013
Spring Twilight Walk
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
5pm | Hart, SA
Getting The Crop In seminar
Wednesday, March 13, 2024
8am - 12:30pm | Clare SA
Tuesday, July 16, 2024
9am | Hart, SA
Hart Field Day
Tuesday, September 17, 2024
Spring Twilight Walk
Tuesday, October 15, 2024
5pm | Hart, SA