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 compare the performance of commercial hybrid seed against farmer retained (F1) seed using conventional, triazine and imidazalinone tolerant varieties.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Crop Crop Type
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)

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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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Lentil and field pea agronomy

Stuart Sherriff, Mick Lines and Larn McMurray (SARDI)

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To compare new lentil varieties with older standards and current field pea options.

Crop type: Field peas,Lentils 6 trials Crop Crop Type Variety Variety Type
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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To evaluate the effectiveness of current and new fungicides in reducing ascochyta blight infection and maintaining grain yield and quality in lentils and chickpeas.

Crop type: Lentils,Chickpeas 2 trials Crop Crop Type Fungicide Fungicide 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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Wild oat control with pre-emergent herbicides in barley

Sam Kleemann and Chris Preston (University of Adelaide) and Peter Boutsalis (Plant Science Consulting)

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To evaluate the performance of new pre-emergent herbicides on the control of wild oats.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Herbicide Herbicide Type
, SA
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Canola agronomy and phenology to optimise yield

Andrew Ware , Blake Gontar , Jacob Giles , Christine Walela & Ian Ludwig (SARDI) , Julianne Lilley & John Kirkegaard (CSIRO) , Rohan Brill (NSW DPI) , Therese McBeath (CSIRO) , Jeremy Whish (SARDI) , Michael Moodie (Moodie Ag)

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To better understand yield drivers of canola in eastern Australia by improving the profitability of canola as part of the 'Optimised Canola Profitability (OCP)' project..

Crop type: Canola 3 trials Sowing Sowing Timing Variety Variety Type
, SA Lameroo, SA
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Faba bean agronomy and canopy management

Christine Walela (SARDI) , Jeff Paul (UoA), Amanda Pearce, Andrew Ware (SARDI), Jason Brand (DEDJTR), Larn McMurray (SARDI)

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To improve the understanding of optimum sowing time by variety to help maximise yields in different environments. 

Crop type: Faba beans 1 trial Sowing Sowing Timing Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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Harvest weed seed control - narrow windrow burning

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

Aims:

To understand how effective narrow windrow burning is capturing annual ryegrass seeds (comparison of between row and inter-row measurements), and to determine the reduction in ryegrass as a result of burning (comparison of burnt and unburnt sections of the row)

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Stubble Management Stubble Height
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)

Aims:

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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To investigate the effect of full stubble retention compared with other stubble management methods and seeding
technologies.

Hart, SA
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Aims:

To investigate the effect of full stubble retention compared with other stubble management methods and seeding technologies.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Stubble Stubble Management Stubble Height
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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To compare the performance of new triticale varieties and lines against the current industry standards

Crop type: Triticale 1 trial Variety Type
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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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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Effect of rhizobia and other microbial inoculation treatments on field pea

Ross Ballard, Elizabeth Drew, Steve Barnett and Nigel Charman (SARDI), and Xuyen Le (Flinders University)

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To investigate the potential of inoculation technologies to improve the nitrogen fixation and/or production of field pea

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Inoculant Type Inoculant Application Inoculant Method
Hart, SA
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Wheat in the crop rotation

Sarah Noack and Peter Hooper (Hart Field Site Group)

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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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Aims:

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

Crop type: Triticale 1 trial Variety Type
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 Fertiliser Fertiliser Rate Fertiliser Timing
Hart, SA
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To evaluate the efficacy of new actives in disease control and yield benefits in low (Minnipa, upper Eyre Peninsula) and medium (Hart, Mid-North) rainfall zones in South Australia

Crop type: Field peas 6 trials Fungicide Fungicide Type Sowing Sowing Timing
, SA 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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Early or delayed sowing for improved ryegrass control?

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

Aims:

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

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Herbicide Herbicide Type Sowing Sowing Timing
Hart, SA
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Aims:

  • To compare the performance of three seeding systems and two nitrogen strategies.
  • This is a rotation trial to assess the longer term effects of seeding systems and higher fertiliser input systems on soil fertility, crop growth and grain yield and quality.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Crop Crop Rotation Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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Managing stubble and fertiliser to increase soil carbon

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

Aims:

To add normal, as required to optimise yield potential, and extra amounts of nutrients (N, P and S) to different stubble managements (intact, incorporated and removed) to see if SOM levels could be increased.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat,Canola 12 trials Crop Rotation Stubble Stubble Management Stubble Height
Hart, SA
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Optimising cultivar and time of sowing in wheat

Sarah Noack, Peter Hooper (Hart Field Site Group) and James Hunt (CSIRO)

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To investigate time of sowing for individual wheat cultivars with different maturities.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Sowing Timing Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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Canola growth and development – impact of ToS and seasonal conditions

Andrew Ware (SARDI), Sarah Noack (Hart Field Site Group) and Stuart Sherriff (SARDI)

Aims:

To identify variety x sowing date combinations to achieve optimum flowering window.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Sowing Sowing Timing Variety Type
Hart, SA
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Aims:

To compare the performance of three seeding systems and two nitrogen strategies

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Soil Preparation
Hart, SA
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Managing clethodim-resistant ryegrass without oaten hay

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

Aims:

To conduct a multi-year trial to determine the effects of crop rotation and low, medium and high level herbicide management options to reduce clethodim resistant ryegrass without using hay

Crop type: Kaspa peas,Canola 4 trials Herbicide Type Herbicide Rate
Hart, SA
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Aims:

To compare the competing demands of timeliness of sowing versus sowing to maximise establishment (deep versus dry sowing, or waiting for adequate rainfall later in the season).

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Sowing Sowing Timing Variety Type
Hart, SA
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Aims:

To examine the nitrogen responses of new malt and food barley varieties and determine appropriate N management strategies for maximum yield and quality.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Crop Crop Type Fertiliser Fertiliser Timing Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To examine the appropriate management combinations of sowing date, nitrogen rate and timing required to maximise yield and quality in new malt varieties and food variety Hindmarsh.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Type Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To investigate the effect of full stubble retention compared with other stubble management methods and seeding technologies

Crop type: Lentils 1 trial Stubble Height
Pinery, SA
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Aims:

To investigate the effect of full stubble retention compared with other stubble management methods and seeding technologies.

Crop type: Lentils 1 trial Stubble Stubble Management Stubble Height
Pinery, SA
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Full stubble retention: effect on crop growth and growing conditions

Sarah Noack, Peter Hooper (Hart), Mick Lines, Victor Sadras (SARDI) and Glenn McDonald (UoA)

Aims:

To investigate the effect of full stubble retention compared with other stubble management methods and seeding technologies.

Crop type: Lentils 1 trial Crop Stubble Stubble Management Stubble Height
Hart, SA
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Managing clethodim resistant ryegrass in canola with crop competition and pre-emergent herbicides

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

Aims:

To demonstrate that crop competition afforded by a hybrid canola in combination with pre-emergent herbicides can reduce ryegrass seed set.

Crop type: Canola 2 trials Herbicide Herbicide Type
, SA Hart, SA
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To assess the potential of the newly released forage (PBA Hayman) and dual purpose (PBA Coogee) field pea varieties as alternatives to vetch and grain field peas.

Crop type: Vetch,Field peas 2 trials Sowing Sowing Timing Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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Aims:

To assess and compare the biomass accumulation and grain yields of current field pea standards, Kaspa (the predominant grain yield variety in south eastern Australia) and Morgan (a dual purpose field pea variety), as well as several current vetch variety options. 

Crop type: Field peas,Vetch 4 trials Crop Crop Type Crop Rotation Variety Type
, SA
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