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 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 compare the tolerance of legume and canola varieties to a range of herbicides and timings.

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)

Aims:

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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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

Aims:

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 report on Yield Prophet performance in 2012.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Crop Type
Hart, SA
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To evaluate fungicide efficacy against net form net blotch (NFNB) of barley and investigate application strategies for efficient control of the disease.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fungicide
Arthurton, SA
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To evaluate fungicide efficacy against net form net blotch (NFNB) of barley and investigate application strategies for efficient control of the disease.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fungicide
Port Vincent, SA
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Controlling wild oats

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

Aims:

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

Crop type: Wheat,Barley 2 trials Herbicide
, SA
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Cropping systems

conducted in collaboration with farmers Michael Jaeschke and Matt Dare (SANTFA) and Rocky River Ag

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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: 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 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Wunkar, 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 5 trials Variety Variety Type
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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Aims:

  • 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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Improving water use efficiency

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.

, , SA Condowie, SA Hart, SA
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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
, , SA Condowie, SA Hart, 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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To compare the tolerance of legume and canola varieties to a range of herbicides and timings.

Hart, SA
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To assess the advantages of new lentil varieties with current standards and a field pea at different sowing times and on varying soil types.

Hart, SA
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Managing crop growth and water use

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

Aims:

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: Barley,Wheat 2 trials Crop
Hart, SA
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To evaluate integrated weed management strategies for the long-term control of annual ryegrass.

Hart, SA
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To identify optimum sowing times and fungicide strategies in new field pea varieties and to improve recommendations from the ‘Blackspot Manager’ disease risk prediction model in different regions.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Crop
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: Wheat 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 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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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 examine differences in salt tolerance between barley varieties.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Hart, 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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Survey of field pea crops and blackspot in Hart region

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

Aims:

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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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 monitor water use with a capacitance probe installed in each plot to update the water use efficiency benchmark of 20 kg/ha/mm derived from French and Schultz.

Crop type: Wheat 2 trials Crop Variety Variety Type
, SA Hart, SA
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To report on Yield Prophet performance in 2011.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop
Hart, SA
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To investigate different nitrogen timings on the grain yield and quality of canola. Also to compare the performance of urea and sulphate of ammonia (SOA) as sources of nitrogen.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Variety Type
Hart, SA
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Cropping systems

Michael Jaeschke, Justin Wundke and the South Australian No-Till Association

Aims:

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: Canola 1 trial Crop
Hart, SA
Source Data Unavailable
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Aims:

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 1 trial Variety Variety Type
, SA
Source Data Unavailable
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Aims:

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 3 trials Variety Variety Type
Cambrai, SA
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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 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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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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Aims:

To compare the tolerance of legumes and canola varieties to a range of herbicides and timings.

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Lentil agronomy

Stuart Sherriff, Larn McMurray and Matt Dare (SARDI)

Aims:

To assess the advantages of new lentil varieties with current standards and a field pea at different sowing times and on varying soil types.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Crop
Hart, SA
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To examine possible chemical options for controlling glyphosate resistant annual ryegrass on fence lines.

Crop type: No crop specified 1 trial Herbicide
, SA
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Aims:

To identify optimum sowing times in new field pea varieties and to improve recommendations from the ‘Blackspot Manager’ disease risk prediction model in different regions.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Crop
Hart, SA
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Nitrogen management in wheat

Nick Poole (FAR, NZ) and the Mid-North High Rainfall Group (Mick Faulkner and Jeff Braun)

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  • To compare how different nitrogen strategies effect crop growth, grain yield and protein.
  • To maintain yield and quality, while reducing the risks associated with excess early crop growth.
  • To evaluate the performance of crop sensors for measuring crop growth and predicting crop responsiveness to N.

Crop type: Wheat 2 trials Crop Fertiliser
, SA
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  • To improve the nitrogen use efficiency of malt barley by manipulating canopy size and structure by application of nitrogen at different timings across the growing season.
  • To establish the link between sowing date and nitrogen timing in new malt barley varieties in order to maintain yield and quality.
  • To assess the v… read more

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Crop
Hart, SA
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Aims:

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 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 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 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 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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