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 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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To compare the grain yield performance of new oat varieties and lines against the current industry standards

Crop type: Oats 1 trial Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To compare the performance of new triticale varieties and lines against the current industry standards

Crop type: Triticale 1 trial Variety Type
Hart, SA
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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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Control of annual ryegrass with pre-emergence herbicides

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

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To evaluate the efficacy & crop safety of alternate preemergent herbicides & their mixtures for the control of ryegrass in wheat.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Herbicide Herbicide Timing
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)

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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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  • 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)

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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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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)

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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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