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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Digital photos for measuring canopy cover

Nick Poole (Foundation for Arable Research NZ) and the Mid-North High Rainfall Group (Mick Faulkner and Jeff Braun)

Aims:

To test the ability of readily available camera technology to measure canopy cover.

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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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 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 examine appropriate management combinations of variety, nitrogen rate and timing, to achieve 13% protein and to minimise downgrading due to excessive screenings.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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  • 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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  • 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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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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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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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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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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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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To measure the impact of increasing wild oat (Avena fatua) densities on the grain yield and quality of barley.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Crop
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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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 evaluate the performance of several different pre-emergent herbicides and their mixtures on brome infestation in barley.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Herbicide Herbicide Timing
, 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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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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Field peas - maximising grain yield through sowing times

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

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  • 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 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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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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Full stubble retention: effect on crop growth and growing conditions

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

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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 Crop Stubble Stubble Management Stubble Height
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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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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Aims:

  • 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 compare the tolerance of the new 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.

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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Harvest weed seed control - narrow windrow burning

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

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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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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 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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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 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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Improving the efficacy of clethodim herbicide against annual ryegrass

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

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To investigate the factors influencing (i.e. ryegrass size) performance of ‘dim’ herbicides Select (a.i. clethodim) & Factor (a.i. butroxydim) on Group A resistant ryegrass in canola.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Crop Herbicide Herbicide Type
Hart, SA
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Improving water use efficiency

Chris Lawson, Victor Sadras (SARDI) and Glenn McDonald (UoA)

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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.

, , SA Condowie, SA 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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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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Aims:

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
, , SA Condowie, SA Hart, SA
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Improving water use efficiency - 2010

Chris Lawson, Victor Sadras (SARDI) and Glenn McDonald (UoA)

Aims:

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 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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Aims:

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 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 investigate the use of Gamma Radiometrics in SA. 

Crop type: No crop specified 5 trials No treatment Precision agriculture
Coomandook, SA Edillilie, SA Hart, SA Kimba, SA Padthaway, SA
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To report on investigations on increasing economic returns of agronomic management using
precision agriculture.

, SA
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To quantify and potentially exploit the variation in nutritive value of a range of cereal grains that come on to the feed market in South Australia to increase grain trading options for grain growers.

, 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)

Aims:

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 combine existing knowledge with new techniques for effective integrated weed management to control herbicide resistant ryegrass.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Herbicide
Hart, 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)

Aims:

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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Aims:

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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