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 the impact of conventional phosphorus fertilisers and alternative sources of phosphorus on the grain yield and quality of wheat.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Fertiliser
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 barley.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Crop Fertiliser
Hart, SA
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  • To compare the effects of P rates on barley yields across production zones.
  • To assess the effects of P rates on plant and grain P concentrations.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Crop Fertiliser
Kybunga, 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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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 investigate the potential efficacy of pre-emergent herbicides applied post sowing on ryegrass control. It aims to measure if the period of residual ryegrass control can be extended and also if in-row ryegrass control can be improved.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Herbicide Timing
Hart, SA
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Post sowing use of pre-emergent herbicides for annual ryegrass control

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

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To evaluate the efficacy of pre-emergent herbicides applied post sowing on ryegrass control and crop safety in wheat with the aim of

a) increasing residual control,

b) improving in-row control and

c) preventing onset of trifluralin resistance.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Crop Type Herbicide Herbicide Type
Hart, SA
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To assess the usefulness of using historical yield data to predict future yields and adjust fertiliser rates according to production zones.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Crop
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 develop improved AB disease control management strategies through the use of fungicides. The 2016 trials were aimed to assess new experimental fingicides alongside the current strategy and also include variations in fungicide application timings to improve disease control efficacy. 

Crop type: Field peas 2 trials Fungicide Fungicide Application
, SA Hart, 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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Retaining hybrid canola seed

Sarah Noack and Peter Hooper (Hart Field Site Group)

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

Crop type: Canola 2 trials Variety Variety Type
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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To measure if the period of residual ryegrass control can be extended using PSPE treatments.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Herbicide
Hart, SA
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To examine differences in salt tolerance between barley varieties.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial 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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To investigate the effect of full stubble retention compared with other stubble management methods and seeding
technologies.

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: Barley 1 trial Stubble Stubble Management Stubble Height
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: Lentils 1 trial Stubble Stubble Management Stubble Height
Pinery, SA
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To measure the effect of improved early vigour and production of hybrid triazine tolerant canola, compared to a standard open pollinated variety, on grain yield and quality.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Crop 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 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 assess the affect of plant growth regulators on barley yield at Marrabel in different paddock production zones.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Growth regulator Growth regulator Type
, SA
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To investigate the performance of soil moisture retention granules on wheat grain yield.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop
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 test the efficacy of a range of droplet sizes on ryegrass seed heads using a commonly used desiccant herbicide (paraquat).

Crop type: No crop specified 1 trial Herbicide Herbicide Application
Hart, SA
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To report on stem rust control trials in 2010.

Crop type: Wheat 4 trials Crop Fungicide
Booleroo, SA Jamestown, SA Inverleigh, VIC Quambatook, VIC
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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 investigate effects of soil amelioration methods on subsoil constraints and the benefots to grain yields in the Mid-North of SA.

Crop type: Barley 3 trials Soil Soil amelioration
, SA Hart, SA
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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 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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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 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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Survey of field pea crops and blackspot in Hart region

Jenny Davidson (SARDI), Moin Salam (DAFWA) and Peter Hooper (HFS)

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To identify management decisions that impact on blackspot in field peas and to validate disease risk predictions from Blackspot Manager.

Crop type: Field peas 5 trials Crop
Hart, SA
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The control of summer weeds using larger spray droplets and more adverse weather conditions

Bill Gordon, Peter Hooper, Roy Rogers (Hart), Mick Faulkner, Jeff Braun ( Mid North High Rainfall Zone), Peter Cousins and Allan Mayfield

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To measure the efficacy of coarser spray droplets on the control of two identified common summer weed species, and the influence of more adverse weather conditions.

Crop type: Barley 2 trials Herbicide Herbicide Application Herbicide Method
, 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 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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To compare the effectiveness of early sowing using a range of wheat varieties with different varietal maturities.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Sowing Timing Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To compare the performance of a controlled traffic system against a conventional traffic system.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop
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 report on the use of crop sensors as an aid for nitrogen decisions.

, SA Kybunga, SA
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To assess the economic benefit of variable rate nitrogen application, when combined with crop sensor information and yield potential zones to build the variable rate application map.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Rate
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 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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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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Aims:

  • To improve the nitrogen and water use efficiency of wheat by manipulating canopy size and structure using post sowing applications of nitrogen and different row spacing.
  • To maintain yield and quality, while reducing the risks associated with excess early crop growth.
  • To compare how different nitrogen strategies effe… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Rate Sowing Sowing Row spacing Variety 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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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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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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