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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Aims:

To measure the interaction between stubble management, frequency of rainfall events and fertiliser nitrogen on:

  • the retention of soil water accumulated outside the growing season.
  • the value of stored water to crop physiological traits and yield.
Crop type: Wheat 3 trials Stubble
, , SA Hart, SA
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To measure the effect of time of sowing (TOS) and plant density on wheat and durum varieties with different development habits and maturities.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Sowing Rate Sowing Timing
Hart, SA
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To report on the use of crop sensors as an aid for nitrogen decisions.

, SA Kybunga, SA
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To evaluate the performance of new pre-emergent herbicides such as Boxer Gold, Sakura and Outlook for the control of wild oats.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Crop Herbicide
Hart, SA
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To report on Yield Prophet performance in 2010.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop
Hart, SA
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To compare the grain yield and quality of barley varieties with grazing and annual ryegrass (ARG).

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Grazing Regime
Hart, SA
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To investigate barley varietal performance across two row spacings, 225mm (9 inch) and 350mm (14 inch). 

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Sowing Sowing Row spacing
Hart, SA
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To investigate barley varietal performances under various seeding rates and the influence of annual ryegrass.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Sowing Sowing Rate
Hart, SA
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Blackspot manager – release of blackspot spores from pea stubbles

Jenny Davidson (SARDI), Peter Hooper and Stuart Sherriff (Allan Mayfield Consulting)

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To report on blackspot manager – release of blackspot spores from pea stubbles.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Crop Protection
Hart, SA
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To identify chickpea plant types which are more competitive with ryegrass.

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

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Crop
Hart, SA
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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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To measure the hay yield of 6 oat varieties and lines against the current industry standards.

Crop type: Oats 1 trial Variety Type
Hart, 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 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 effect of different pre-emergent herbicides applied pre sowing and post sowing on wheat
establishment and ryegrass control and to specifically improve the control of ryegrass in the crop row.

Crop type: Wheat 7 trials Herbicide
Hart, SA
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Controlling ryegrass along fence lines

Peter Boutsalis, Jenna Malone and Christopher Preston (UoA)

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To investigate the effectiveness of different herbicide mixes at controlling glyphosate resistant ryegrass along fencelines.

Crop type: No crop specified 1 trial Herbicide
Hart, SA
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Cropping systems

Michael Jaeschke, Matt Dare and Jack Desbiolles (UoSA)

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To compare the performance of 3 seeding systems and 2 nutrition strategies. This is a rotation trial to assess the longer term effects of seeding systems and higher fertiliser input systems.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Crop Crop Rotation
, SA
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To evaluate a range of durum breeding lines for resistance and tolerance to crown rot.

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

  • To investigate the effect of different nitrogen and grazing strategies on crop competition with annual ryegrass.
  • To evaluate the performance of new durum varieties at different crop densities.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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Field pea - time of sowing and disease

Larn McMurray, Jenny Davidson, Mick Lines, Mark Bennie and John Nairn (SARDI)

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To identify best sowing time and fungicides strategies in new pea varieties to maximise yields and to improve recommendations from the ‘Blackspot Manager’ disease risk prediction model in different regions by incorporating data from replicated trials.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To investigate the reasons for these differences in WUE by continuing with trials established at 4 sites in 2008 on different soil types and rainfall zones in selected grower paddocks. 

Crop type: Wheat 4 trials Crop
, , SA Condowie, SA Hart, SA
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To compare the tolerance of legumes and canola varieties to a range of herbicides and timings.

Hart, SA
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To investigate the impact of traditional phosphorus fertilisers and phosphorus alternatives on the grain yield and quality of wheat.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Fertiliser
Hart, SA
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To investigate the effect of row spacing and standing stubble on the grain yield and harvestability of pulse crops.

Crop type: Faba beans,Chickpeas,Field peas 3 trials Sowing Sowing Row spacing Stubble
Hart, SA
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To investigate the performance of soil moisture retention granules and seed coatings on wheat grain yield. 

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop
Hart, SA
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To measure the interaction between stubble management and soil moisture on:

  1. the retention of soil water accumulated outside the growing season, and
  2. the value of stored water to crop physiological traits and yield.
Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Stubble
Hart, SA
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To measure the effect of time of sowing (TOS) and plant density on wheat varieties with different development habits and maturities.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Sowing Timing
Hart, SA
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Wheat canopy management

Nick Poole (FAR, NZ) and the Mid-North High Rainfall Site

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  • To improve the nitrogen and water use efficiency of wheat by manipulating canopy size and structure using post sowing applications of nitrogen.
  • To maintain yield and quality, while reducing the risks associated with excess early crop growth.
  • To compare and investigate the value of different optical crop sensors.read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop
Hart, SA
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To improve the nitrogen and water use efficiency of wheat by manipulating canopy size using different row spacing, nitrogen application timing and plant density.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Sowing Row spacing
Hart, SA
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To report on Yield Prophet performance in 2009.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop
Hart, SA
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The trial was designed to compare barley variety grain yield response to grazing in the presence of annual ryegrass.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To determine barley varietal performance across two seeding row spacings.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To determine varietal performances under various seeding rates and the ability of barley varieties to compete with annual ryegrass.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Sowing Sowing Rate
Hart, SA
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Chickpeas: weed competition by variety trial

Michael Lines, Larn McMurray, Mark Bennie, John Nairn and Rowan Steele (SARDI)

Aims:

To look for chickpea plant types which are more competitive with ryegrass.

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

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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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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To compare the performance of new triticale 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 previous best bet herbicide treatments with newer herbicides such as Affinity, Precept, Conclude, Torpedo and Velocity on the control of bifora.

Crop type: Oats 6 trials Herbicide Herbicide Type
Black Springs, Blyth, SA Farrell Flat, SA
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To compare the effect of different pre-emergent herbicides and 2 seeding systems on wheat establishment and ryegrass control.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Herbicide
Hart, SA
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To investigate the effectiveness of different herbicides on glyphosate resistance ryegrass along a fenceline.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Herbicide
Hart, SA
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To assess the financial consequences of changing farming systems and inputs, specifically investigating the impact of changing break crop type and reduced fertiliser inputs on subsequent wheat yields and longer term profitability.

Hart, SA
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To investigate the effect of crop topping cereals for annual ryegrass control with nonselective herbicides.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Herbicide
Hart, SA
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Cropping systems

In collaboration with farmers Michael Jaeschke, Matt Dare and SANTFA.

Aims:

To compare the performance of 3 seeding systems and 2 nutrition strategies. This is a rotation trial (funded by SAGIT) to assess the longer term effects of seeding systems and higher fertiliser input systems.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop
Hart, SA
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To evaluate durum breeding lines and commercial cultivars of bread wheat and durum wheat for resistance and tolerance to crown rot (Fusarium pseudograminearum).

Crop type: Wheat 2 trials Variety Variety Type
Mallala, SA
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To evaluate the effectiveness of pre-emergent herbicides and crop safety in dry sowing conditions.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Herbicide Timing
Hart, SA
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  • To measure the effect of crop defoliation, ryegrass, sowing rate and nitrogen timing on the grain yield and quality, of new durum varieties against current industry standards.
  • To compare the effect of growth regulants on durum grain yield and quality.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop
Hart, SA
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San Remo

Field peas - maximising grain yield through sowing times

Larn McMurray, Jenny Davidson, Michael Lines, John Nairn and Peter Maynard (SARDI)

Aims:

  • To identify best sowing time and fungicide strategies for maximum grain yields in field peas.
  • To improve the reliability of the SARDI blackspot disease prediction model and validate the blackspot predictive model ‘Blackspot Manager’ in SA by incorporating data from replicated trials.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Sowing Sowing Timing
Hart, SA
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To investigate the reasons for these differences in WUE by establishing four sites on different soil types and rainfall zones in selected grower paddocks.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat 8 trials Crop
, , SA Condowie, SA Hart, SA
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