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)

Aims:

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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Comparing coleoptile length in wheat varieties

Dylan Bruce, Sarah Noack (Hart Field Site Group) and Kenton Porker (SARDI)

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To measure the coleoptile lengths of 12 wheat varieties under different soil temperatures according to average soil temperature data in late March and early May at Hart.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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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 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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Aims:

To compare the performance of new wheat varieties against the current industry standards.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Variety Type
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)

Aims:

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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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To investigate yield responses to subsoil amelioration treatments.

Crop type: Wheat 3 trials Soil amelioration
, SA 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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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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To test the ability of Yield Prophet to predict wheat yield.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop
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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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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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 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 wheat varieties and lines against the current industry standards.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Variety Type
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)

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 3 trials Herbicide Herbicide Timing Sowing Sowing Timing
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)

Aims:

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

Crop type: Faba beans,Canola,Mixed species,Chickpeas,Field peas,Lentils,Vetch 7 trials Crop Crop Type Herbicide Herbicide Timing
Hart, SA
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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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To investigate the effect of crop competition and different pre-emergent herbicides and their mixtures on annual ryegrass control in canola.

Crop type: Canola 2 trials Herbicide Herbicide Timing Variety Variety Type
, 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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To investigate whether Winter varieties bred for NSW can be grown successfully in SA.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Sowing Timing 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 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 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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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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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)

Aims:

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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Aims:

To report on Yield Prophet performance in 2016.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop
Hart, SA
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To test the efficacy of a range of experimental (unregistered) foliar fungicides against the above strategy in controlling blackspot in field pea in three major production areas of South Australia.

Crop type: Field peas 3 trials Fungicide Fungicide Type Fungicide Timing
, SA Hart, SA Pinery, 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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Aims:

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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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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Aims:

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

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

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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Management strategies for improved productivity and reduced nitrous oxide emissions

Sarah Noack, Peter Hooper (Hart), Nick Poole, Michael Straight, Tracey Wylie (FAR, Australia), Sam Trengove and Stuart Sherriff (Precision Agriculture Australia)

Aims:

To measure and demonstrate on-farm strategies that can reduce nitrous oxide by trialling four key practices:

  • Use of legumes in the cropping rotation;
  • Application of nitrogen fertiliser at key stem elongation growth stages;
  • The use of precision farming tools to better measure N mineralisation;
  • Us… read more
Crop type: Wheat,Canola,Field peas 6 trials Crop Crop Type Fertiliser
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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Optimising cultivar and time of sowing in wheat

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

Aims:

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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Aims:

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 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 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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Wheat yield and its components in response to early sowing and nitrogen fertiliser rate

Marianne Hoogmoed, Victor Sadras, Rob Wheeler (SARDI), Sarah Noack, Peter Hooper (Hart), Barry Mudge (Barry Mudge Consulting)

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This trial is apart of a three year GRDC project to develop a benchmark to be used to accurately determine crops' N status.

The aim of this years trial is to determine how a crops’ N status changes in relation to early sowing and variety.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Rate Sowing Sowing Timing Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To report on Yield Prophet performance in 2015.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop
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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To investigate the level of damage that may occur from clethodim applications and what factors might influence the degree of damage, over two seasons

Crop type: Canola 2 trials Herbicide Rate Herbicide Timing Herbicide Application
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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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 wheat varieties and lines against the current industry standards

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
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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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)

Aims:

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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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)

Aims:

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 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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Fungicides for crown rot

Margaret Evans, Alan McKay (SARDI) and Jack Desbiolles (UniSA)

Aims:

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

Hart, SA
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To determine the effect of various legume treatments on the grain yield and quality of subsequent wheat production

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Rotation Fertiliser Rate
Hart, 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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Managing clethodim-resistant ryegrass without oaten hay

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

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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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