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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Can soil organic carbon be increased in a continuous cropping system in the low to medium rainfall zone?

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

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To determine whether soil organic carbon be increased in a continuous cropping system in the low to medium rainfall zone.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat,Canola 72 trials Fertiliser Stubble Stubble Management
Temora, NSW , SA Hart, SA Birchip, VIC
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To compare the performance of new barley varieties against the current industry standards.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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  • To assess simple nitrogen management strategies to determine the best return on investment from fertiliser nitrogen applications.
  • To determine within a crop rotation (wheat, barley and canola) where was your fertiliser dollar best spent over a number of seasons.

Crop type: Wheat,Barley,Canola 3 trials Fertiliser Fertiliser Rate
Hart, SA
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To report on a three year strategy to manage clethodim resistant ryegrass without oaten hay.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat,Canola,Field peas 4 trials Crop Crop Type Crop Rotation Herbicide Herbicide Type
Hart, SA
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To investigate selection of the right rotation and herbicide strategy for brome grass management.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat,Canola,Lupins 4 trials Herbicide Herbicide Type
, 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 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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To investigate the effects of different rates of nitrogen +/- plant growth regulator (PGR) treatment on plant height, lodging, head loss and yield.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fertiliser Growth regulator Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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Overdependence on agrichemicals – UNFS barley grass trial

Barry Mudge (Barry Mudge Consulting for Upper North Farming Systems (UNFS))

Aims:

  • To explore the effectiveness of cultural methods of grass suppression which do not involve the use of herbicides.
  • To find practices which both maximise crop yield in the presence of background grass populations and also suppress weed seed carry-over.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Herbicide Sowing Sowing Rate
Appila, 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 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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Brome grass management. Part II: paddock monitoring across the Mid-North

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

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To investigate selection of the right rotation and herbicide strategy for brome grass management.

, 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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Managing clethodim resistant ryegrass without oaten hay

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

Aims:

To conduct a multi-year trial to determine the effects of crop sequence and low, medium and high intensity management strategies to reduce clethodim-resistant ryegrass

Crop type: Barley,Wheat,Canola,Field peas 12 trials Crop Crop Rotation Herbicide Herbicide 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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New fungicide options in barley

Sarah Noack and Peter Hooper (Hart Field Site Group) and Nick Poole (Foundation for Arable Research Australia)

Aims:

To demonstrate newly available fungicide products in comparison to existing standards.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fungicide Fungicide Type
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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To compare the performance of new barley varieties and lines against the current industry standards

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Variety Type
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)

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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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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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Optimising cultivar x time of sowing in wheat and barley

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

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

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Sowing Timing 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.

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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Wheat in the crop rotation

Sarah Noack and Peter Hooper (Hart Field Site Group)

Aims:

To investigate where wheat performs best in a crop rotaion.

Hart, SA
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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 compare the performance of new barley varieties and lines against the current industry standards

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Variety Type
Hart, SA
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Comparison of cereal forage

Sarah Noack and Peter Hooper (Hart Field Site Group)

Aims:

To evaluate different commercially available forage crop varieties for dry matter production and feed quality

Hart, SA
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To evaluate resistance to crown rot and yield losses from crown rot in commercial cultivars of bread wheat, durum wheat and barley.

Crop type: Wheat,Barley 2 trials Variety Variety Type
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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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 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 add normal and higher amounts of nutrients (N, P and S) to different stubble managements (standing, worked and removed) to see if soil humus level would be increased.

Crop type: Wheat,Barley 4 trials Fertiliser Fertiliser Application Stubble Stubble Management
Hart, SA
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To demonstrate best management practices that can give barley the best possible start from deeper sowing.

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

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

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Variety Type
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 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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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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Improving water use efficiency – crop rotations

Chris Lawson, Victor Sadras (SARDI) and Glenn McDonald (University of Adelaide)

Aims:

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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To investigate the long term effects of different approaches to sustainable farming, especially in relation to soil moisture and soil quality.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat 6 trials Crop Crop Type
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Aims:

To investigate the long term effects of different approaches to sustainable farming, especially in relation to soil moisture and soil quality.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat 7 trials Crop Crop Type
, SA
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Aims:

To investigate the long term effects of different approaches to sustainable farming, especially in relation to soil moisture and soil quality.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat 7 trials Crop Crop Type
Condowie, 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: Barley 1 trial Crop Crop Type Fertiliser Fertiliser Type Fertiliser Rate
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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Wild oat control with pre-emergent herbicides in barley

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

Aims:

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

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Variety 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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