Hart Field Site Group

Hart is South Australia’s premier agronomic field site, managed by farmers to provide independent information and skills to the industry.

Since 1982, the Hart Field-Site Group have been conducting cropping trials at Hart in the Mid-North of South Australia. These trials are focussed on being relevant to the broad-acre farming community and are conducted independently. The substantial trials site at Hart is available for inspection throughout each growing season at Hart Crop Walks and Field Days and for student/farming group tours by appointment.

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Years: 2003 to 2017
724 published trials
262 uploaded trial reports
48 trial sites
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To investigate yield responses to subsoil amelioration treatments.

Crop type: Wheat 3 trials Soil amelioration
, SA Hart, SA
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To investigate ripping and subsoil placement of chicken litter and fertiliser.

Crop type: Wheat 3 trials Fertiliser Fertiliser Method Soil Soil Preparation
, SA
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Is there a preferred barley variety to grow in a P deficient soil?

Sean Mason and Glenn McDonald (UoA), Bill Bovill (CSIRO), Willie Shoobridge and Rob Wheeler (SARDI)

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To investigate responses to phosphorus (P) fertiliser of common wheat and barley varieties on a P deficient soil

Crop type: Barley,Wheat 2 trials Variety Type
Condowie, SA
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To compare the performance of new wheat varieties and lines against the current industry standards

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To compare the performance of new wheat varieties and lines against the current industry standards

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To compare the performance of new wheat varieties and lines against the current industry standards

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Hart, SA
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Wheat grain yield and protein in response to sowing date, nitrogen and variety

Marianne Hoogmoed, Victor Sadras, Rob Wheeler (SARDI), Sarah Noack, Peter Hooper (Hart), Barry Mudge (Barry Mudge Consulting)

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To unravell the combined effects of variety, sowing time and N, on yield and its components.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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Effects of N fertiliser rates and variety on crop growth and grain yield

Marianne Hoogmoed, Victor Sadras and Rob Wheeler (SARDI), Sarah Noack and Peter Hooper (Hart) and Barry Mudge (Barry Mudge Consulting)

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To determine appropriate nitrogen fertiliser rates for maximising crop growth and yield of wheat varieties

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To compare the performance of new wheat varieties and lines against the current industry standards

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Hart, SA
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Improving water use efficiency – crop rotations

Chris Lawson, Victor Sadras (SARDI) and Glenn McDonald (University of Adelaide)

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To assess the performance of wheat following either peas, wheat or barley.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat,Kaspa peas 12 trials Crop Crop Type Crop Rotation
, , SA Condowie, SA
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To compare the performance of new wheat varieties and lines against the current industry standards.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To compare the performance of new wheat varieties and lines against the current industry standards.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To compare the performance of new wheat varieties and lines against the current industry standards

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To compare the performance of new wheat varieties against the current industry standards.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To evaluate resistance to crown rot and yield losses from crown rot in commercial cultivars of bread wheat, durum wheat and barley.

Crop type: Wheat,Barley 2 trials Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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Early sown winter wheats

Dylan Bruce, Sarah Noack (Hart Field Site Group), Kenton Porker (SARDI) and James Hunt (La Trobe Uni)

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To investigate the potential yield increases available with early sown winter wheats.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Sowing Timing Variety Variety Type
Booleroo, SA
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  • To assess simple nitrogen management strategies to determine the best return on investment from fertiliser nitrogen applications.
  • To determine within a crop rotation (wheat, barley and canola) where was your fertiliser dollar best spent over a number of seasons.

Crop type: Wheat,Barley,Canola 3 trials Fertiliser Fertiliser Rate
Hart, SA
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To investigate conventional phosphorus fertilisers and alternative sources of phosphorus on the grain yield and quality of wheat.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Type Fertiliser Application
Hart, SA
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Improving water use efficiency – reducing soil evaporation

Chris Lawson, Victor Sadras (SARDI) and Glenn McDonald (University of Adelaide)

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To use a thick layer of cereal straw maintained within the growing season to focus on reducing the amount of moisture lost to soil evaporation. 

Crop type: Wheat 4 trials Crop Crop Type Crop Rotation
, , SA Condowie, SA Hart, SA
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Plant growth regulators in wheat

Victor Sadras (SARDI) and Glenn McDonald (University of Adelaide)

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To measure the effect of plant growth regulants and their interaction with nitrogen on wheat grain yield and quality, in the absence of lodging.

Crop type: Wheat 4 trials Crop Growth regulator Growth regulator Type
, , SA Condowie, SA Hart, SA
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To evaluate the relative weed competitiveness of barley, bread wheat, and durum against annual ryegrass grown under different management practices including seeding rate, nutrition, variety, and row spacing.

Crop type: Wheat,Barley 2 trials Crop Crop Type Sowing Sowing Row spacing
Hart, SA
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To determine the effect of various legume treatments on the grain yield and quality of subsequent wheat production

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Rotation Fertiliser Rate
Hart, SA
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Control of annual ryegrass with pre-emergence herbicides

Sam Kleemann, Chris Preston and Peter Boutsalis (UoA) and Peter Hooper (Hart)

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To evaluate the efficacy & crop safety of alternate preemergent herbicides & their mixtures for the control of ryegrass in wheat.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Herbicide Herbicide Timing
Hart, SA
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To establish product, rates and timings suitable to achieving the most economic return for managing sulphur deficiency.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Application
, SA
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Management strategies for improved productivity and reduced nitrous oxide emissions

Sarah Noack, Peter Hooper (Hart), Nick Poole, Michael Straight, Tracey Wylie (FAR, Australia), Sam Trengove and Stuart Sherriff (Precision Agriculture Australia)

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To measure and demonstrate on-farm strategies that can reduce nitrous oxide by trialling four key practices:

  • Use of legumes in the cropping rotation;
  • Application of nitrogen fertiliser at key stem elongation growth stages;
  • The use of precision farming tools to better measure N mineralisation;
  • Us… read more
Crop type: Wheat,Canola,Field peas 6 trials Crop Crop Type Fertiliser
Hart, SA
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Wheat yield and its components in response to early sowing and nitrogen fertiliser rate

Marianne Hoogmoed, Victor Sadras, Rob Wheeler (SARDI), Sarah Noack, Peter Hooper (Hart), Barry Mudge (Barry Mudge Consulting)

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This trial is apart of a three year GRDC project to develop a benchmark to be used to accurately determine crops' N status.

The aim of this years trial is to determine how a crops’ N status changes in relation to early sowing and variety.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Rate Sowing Sowing Timing Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To investigate if stubble/seeding direction and management (plus or minus stubble) effects lentil growth and yield

Crop type: Lentils,Wheat 2 trials Stubble Management
Hart, SA
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To identify the most effective alternate techniques and discover the impacts they have on weed control, yield and grain quality

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Rate Sowing Row spacing Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To add normal and higher amounts of nutrients (N, P and S) to different stubble managements (standing, worked and removed) to see if soil humus level would be increased.

Crop type: Wheat,Barley 4 trials Fertiliser Fertiliser Application Stubble Stubble Management
Hart, SA
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Control of annual ryegrass with pre-emergence herbicides

Sam Kleemann, Peter Boutsalis, Chris Preston, Gurjeet Gill (UoA) and Peter Hooper (Hart)

Aims:

To evaluate the efficacy and crop safety of alternate pre-emergent herbicides & their mixtures for the control of ryegrass in wheat.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Crop Type Herbicide Herbicide Type Herbicide Timing
Hart, SA
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To assess the effect of plant growth regulators on wheat and barley yield at Bute in different paddock production zones.

Crop type: Wheat,Barley 2 trials Growth regulator Growth regulator Type
, SA
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To compare the performance of new triticale varieties and lines against the current industry standards

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Hart, SA
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Managing crop growth and water use

Victor Sadras (SARDI) and Glenn McDonald (University of Adelaide)

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To manage the crop canopy and conserve the stored soil moisture so that it might be saved for grain-fill, rather than being used to create early crop growth.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Crop Type
Hart, SA
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Crystal green: a potential phosphorus replacement

Sarah Noack and Peter Hooper (Hart Field Site Group) and Greg Butler (SANTFA)

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To compare Crystal Green with traditional DAP and urea applications alone and in combination. 

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Type Fertiliser Application
Hart, SA
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To compare the performance of new durum varieties against the current industry standards

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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  • To Identify sites and to assess under which circumstances (yield potential, fertiliser prices) high rates of P are economical.
  • To identify varieties that have greater PUE in P deficient soils.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat 6 trials Variety Variety Type
, SA Condowie, SA
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To quantify the economic benefit to farmers of:

  • applying high application rates of phosphorus (P) on moderate buffering soils (phosphorus buffering index PBI) across a range of sites with different yield potentials, and
  • comparing three-four common wheat and barley varieties to assess their Phosphorus Use Efficiency (… read more
Crop type: Wheat,Barley 2 trials Fertiliser Fertiliser Rate Variety Variety Type
Pinery, SA
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Early or delayed sowing for ryegrass control?

Sarah Noack and Peter Hooper (Hart Field Site Group), Chris Preston and Sam Kleemann (University of Adelaide)

Aims:

To investigate the effect of early or delayed sowing on reduction of ryegrass numbers in combination with different pre-emergent herbicides

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Herbicide Type Herbicide Rate Herbicide Application Sowing Timing
Hart, SA
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Comparison of cereal forage

Sarah Noack and Peter Hooper (Hart Field Site Group)

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To evaluate different commercially available forage crop varieties for dry matter production and feed quality

Hart, SA
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Aims:

To compare the performance of new durum varieties and lines against current industry standards.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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Aims:

To compare the performance of new durum varieties and lines against the current industry standards.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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Harvest weed seed control – narrow windrow burning paddock case studies

Sam Kleemann, Gurjeet Gill, Chris Preston (UoA), Sarah Noack and Peter Hooper (Hart)

Aims:

To assess the effectiveness of narrow windrow burning practices in the Mid North as a late weed seed control tactic against ryegrass in canola and wheat.

Crop type: Canola,Wheat 2 trials Crop Crop Rotation Herbicide Herbicide Type
Hart, SA
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To compare the performance of new durum wheat varieties and lines against the current industry standards

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Hart, SA
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Wheat in the crop rotation

Sarah Noack and Peter Hooper (Hart Field Site Group)

Aims:

To investigate where wheat performs best in a crop rotaion.

Hart, SA
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Aims:

To compare the performance of new durum wheat varieties and lines against the current industry standards

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Hart, SA
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Aims:

To compare the performance of new durum wheat varieties and lines against the current industry standards

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Hart, SA
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Aims:

To compare the performance of new durum wheat varieties and lines against the current industry standards

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Hart, SA
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Aims:

To compare the performance of new durum wheat varieties and lines against the current industry standards

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To compare the performance of three seeding systems and two nitrogen (N) strategies.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Rate Fertiliser Timing
Hart, SA
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Aims:

To compare the performance of three seeding systems and two nitrogen (N) strategies.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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