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 compare the performance of three seeding systems and two nitrogen nutrition strategies.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Fertiliser Fertiliser Rate
Hart, SA
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To measure the effect of PGRs on canola plant height and grain yield.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Growth regulator Variety Type
Hart, SA
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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 1 trial Growth regulator Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To investigate the impact of conventional phosphorus fertilisers and alternative sources of phosphorus on the grain yield and quality of wheat.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Crop Crop Type Fertiliser Fertiliser Type Fertiliser Rate
Hart, SA
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To investigate the effects of different rates of nitrogen +/- plant growth regulator (PGR) treatment on plant height, lodging, head loss and yield.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fertiliser Growth regulator Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To investigate whether Winter varieties bred for NSW can be grown successfully in SA.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Sowing Timing Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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Managing clethodim resistant ryegrass without oaten hay

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

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To conduct a multi-year trial to determine the effects of crop sequence and low, medium and high intensity management strategies to reduce clethodim-resistant ryegrass

Crop type: Barley,Wheat,Canola,Field peas 12 trials Crop Crop Rotation Herbicide Herbicide Type
Hart, SA
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To investigate options to increase canola profitability and reduce production risk with tactical agronomy advice underpinned by physiological insights.

To improve the water use efficiency of canola, through early sowing and correct variety selection. 

Crop type: Canola 2 trials Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To investigate the long term effects of different approaches to sustainable farming, especially in relation to soil moisture and soil quality.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat 6 trials Crop Crop Type
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To investigate the long term effects of different approaches to sustainable farming, especially in relation to soil moisture and soil quality.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat 7 trials Crop Crop Type
, SA
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To investigate the long term effects of different approaches to sustainable farming, especially in relation to soil moisture and soil quality.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat 7 trials Crop Crop Type
Condowie, SA
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Can soil organic carbon be increased in a continuous cropping system in the low to medium rainfall zone?

Harm van Rees and Anne Jackman (Cropfacts Pty Ltd), Sarah Noack (Hart Field Site Group) and Jeff Baldock (CSIRO)

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To determine whether soil organic carbon be increased in a continuous cropping system in the low to medium rainfall zone.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat,Canola 72 trials Fertiliser Stubble Stubble Management
Temora, NSW , SA Hart, SA Birchip, VIC
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Comparing coleoptile length in wheat varieties

Dylan Bruce, Sarah Noack (Hart Field Site Group) and Kenton Porker (SARDI)

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To measure the coleoptile lengths of 12 wheat varieties under different soil temperatures according to average soil temperature data in late March and early May at Hart.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To investigate improvements for pre-emergent herbicide spray coverage in stubble retention systems.

Crop type: No crop specified 1 trial Herbicide Stubble
Hart, SA
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To compare the tolerance of legume and canola varieties to a range of herbicides and timings.

Crop type: Canola,Mixed species,Chickpeas,Faba beans,Field peas,Lentils,Vetch 7 trials Crop Crop Type Herbicide Herbicide Timing
Hart, SA
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To investigate the use of different sowing timings and N management to improve yield and maintain protein of wheat.

Crop type: Wheat 2 trials Sowing Sowing Timing Variety Variety Type
, SA Hart, SA
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To study the effect of elevated temperature, sowing time, variety, and N rate on wheat yield.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Rate Sowing Sowing Timing Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To test the ability of Yield Prophet to predict wheat yield.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop
Hart, SA
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To report on a three year strategy to manage clethodim resistant ryegrass without oaten hay.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat,Canola,Field peas 4 trials Crop Crop Type Crop Rotation Herbicide Herbicide Type
Hart, SA
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To investigate selection of the right rotation and herbicide strategy for brome grass management.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat,Canola,Lupins 4 trials Herbicide Herbicide Type
, SA
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Early or delayed sowing for improved ryegrass control: summary of three seasons

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

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

Crop type: Wheat 3 trials Herbicide Herbicide Timing Sowing Sowing Timing
Hart, SA
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To investigate two management strategies applicable to the Mid-North region that could influence nutrient stratification.

, , SA Hacklins Corner, SA Redhill, VIC
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To compare the tolerance of legume and canola varieties to a range of herbicides and timings.

Crop type: Faba beans,Canola,Mixed species,Chickpeas,Field peas,Lentils,Vetch 7 trials Crop Crop Type Herbicide Herbicide Timing
Hart, SA
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Overdependence on agrichemicals – UNFS barley grass trial

Barry Mudge (Barry Mudge Consulting for Upper North Farming Systems (UNFS))

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  • To explore the effectiveness of cultural methods of grass suppression which do not involve the use of herbicides.
  • To find practices which both maximise crop yield in the presence of background grass populations and also suppress weed seed carry-over.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Herbicide Sowing Sowing Rate
Appila, SA
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To report on Yield Prophet performance in 2016.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop
Hart, SA
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To test the efficacy of a range of experimental (unregistered) foliar fungicides against the above strategy in controlling blackspot in field pea in three major production areas of South Australia.

Crop type: Field peas 3 trials Fungicide Fungicide Type Fungicide Timing
, SA Hart, SA Pinery, SA
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Brome grass management. Part II: paddock monitoring across the Mid-North

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

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To investigate selection of the right rotation and herbicide strategy for brome grass management.

, SA
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Influence of seeding systems and stubble management on pre-emergent herbicides

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

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To evaluate the effect of crop stubble management and seeding system on pre-emergent herbicide behaviour and crop safety.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Herbicide Herbicide Timing Sowing Sowing Method Stubble Stubble Management
Hart, SA
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To compare the tolerance of legume and canola varieties to a range of herbicides and timings.

Hart, SA
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New fungicide options in barley

Sarah Noack and Peter Hooper (Hart Field Site Group) and Nick Poole (Foundation for Arable Research Australia)

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To demonstrate newly available fungicide products in comparison to existing standards.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fungicide Fungicide Type
Hart, SA
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To report on Yield Prophet performance in 2015.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop
Hart, SA
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Fungicides for crown rot

Margaret Evans, Alan McKay (SARDI) and Jack Desbiolles (UniSA)

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To determine whether new or commercially available fungicides, combined with novel or standard application methids, can provide significant control of crown rot caused by the fungal pathogens Fusarium pseudograminearum and F. culmorum

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fungicide Fungicide Type Fungicide Application
Hart, SA
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To compare the tolerance of legume and canola varieties to a range of herbicides and timings.

Hart, SA
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To report on Yield Prophet results for 2014.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To understand growth patterns of yellow leaf spot (YLS) (Pyrenophora tritici-repentis) on wheat and net form net blotch (NFNB) (Pyrenophora teres f teres) on barley in relation to a changing farming environment.

Crop type: Wheat 5 trials Crop
Belair, SA Hart, SA Orroroo, SA Port Germein, SA Urrbrae, SA
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To investigate the dry matter (DM) productivity and nutritive value (NV) of a range of pasture species sown independently or in conjunction with Fathom barley at Hart in winter and summer.

Crop type: Clover,Medic,Sulla,Field peas,Vetch,Lucerne 6 trials Crop Crop Type Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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Group B tolerant crops

Sarah Noack and Peter Hooper (Hart Field Site Group)

Aims:

  • To compare the tolerance of the new crop varieties to a range of group B herbicides relative to conventional non-tolerant varieties.
  • To also measure the efficacy of herbicides for controlling crop volunteers with group B tolerance.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat,Lentils,Canola 4 trials Crop Crop Type Herbicide Herbicide Type
Hart, SA
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To evaluate the relative competitiveness of durum wheat compared to barley and bread wheat, against annual ryegrass grown under different management practices tailored to influence crop competition.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat 2 trials Crop Crop Type
Hart, SA
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To comment on increasing economic returns of agronomic management using precision agriculture.

Crop type: Wheat,Barley 2 trials Crop
Hart, SA
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To compare the tolerance of legume and canola varieties to a range of herbicides and timings.

Crop type: Faba beans,Canola,Mixed species,Chickpeas,Lentils,Vetch 6 trials Crop Crop Type Herbicide Herbicide Type
Hart, SA
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Nitrogen management and yield dynamics of canola

Amritbir Riar, Gurjeet Gill and Glenn McDonald (University of Adelaide)

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To investigate how different N management strategies affect growth, yield and WUE under different water regimes.

Crop type: Canola 2 trials Fertiliser Fertiliser Type
, SA
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To report on Yield Prophet performance in 2013.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop
Hart, SA
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Bacterial blight in field pea

Jenny Davidson (SARDI), Tony Leonforte (DPI Vic), Peter Hooper (Hart Field Site Group) and Simon Honner (Cox Rural)

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To report on bacterial blight in field pea.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Crop Crop Type Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To demonstrate best management practices that can give barley the best possible start from deeper sowing.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Crop Crop Type Sowing Sowing Method Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To compare the performance of first year pasture against regenerated pasture varieties.

Crop type: Pea 1 trial Crop Crop Type Variety Type
Hart, SA
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Controlling wild oats

Sam Kleemann (UoA) and Peter Boutsalis (Plant Science Consulting)

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To evaluate the effect of long term management strategies on the wild oat seedbank and measure the efficacy of various control techniques.

Crop type: No crop specified 1 trial Crop Crop Type Herbicide Herbicide Application
Hart, SA
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To assess three rotations used in the Mid-North, especially those incorporating export hay or ocntinuous cereals. 

Crop type: Barley,Canary seed,Wheat,Field peas 20 trials Crop Crop Type Crop Rotation
Hart, SA
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To assess whether applying fluid fungicides in bands at sowing has potential for managing crown rot.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fungicide Fungicide Application Variety Type
Hart, SA
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  • To compare the tolerance of new crop varieties to a range of group B herbicides relative to conventional non-tolerant varieties.
  • To also measure the efficacy of herbicides for controlling crop volunteers with group B tolerance.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat,Lentils,Canola 4 trials Crop Crop Type Herbicide Herbicide Type
Hart, SA
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To answer the following questions: 

  • What are the main changes in crop traits behind yield improvement?
  • Are there agronomic practices that need to be adjusted to account for these changes?
Crop type: Wheat 3 trials Crop Crop Type Fertiliser Rate Variety Variety Type
, SA Hart, SA
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