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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Managing clethodim resistant ryegrass without oaten hay

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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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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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)

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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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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 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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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 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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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

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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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 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 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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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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To report on Yield Prophet results for 2014.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Variety Type
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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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 1 trial Herbicide Rate Herbicide Timing 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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Comparison of cereal forage

Sarah Noack and Peter Hooper (Hart Field Site Group)

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

Hart, SA
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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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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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Control of clethodim resistant annual ryegrass in break crops

Sam Kleemann (University of Adelaide), Sarah Noack and Peter Hooper (Hart Field Site Group)

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To evaluate the efficacy and crop safety of alternate pre- and post-emergent herbicides and their mixtures for the control of ryegrass in break crops.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Herbicide Herbicide Timing Herbicide Application
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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Crystal green: a potential phosphorus replacement

Sarah Noack and Peter Hooper (Hart Field Site Group) and Greg Butler (SANTFA)

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To compare Crystal Green with traditional DAP and urea applications alone and in combination. 

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Type Fertiliser Application
Hart, SA
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To understand growth patterns of yellow leaf spot (YLS) (Pyrenophora tritici-repentis) on wheat and net form net blotch (NFNB) (Pyrenophora teres f teres) on barley in relation to a changing farming environment.

Crop type: Wheat 5 trials Crop
Belair, SA Hart, SA Orroroo, SA Port Germein, SA Urrbrae, SA
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To investigate the dry matter (DM) productivity and nutritive value (NV) of a range of pasture species sown independently or in conjunction with Fathom barley at Hart in winter and summer.

Crop type: Clover,Medic,Sulla,Field peas,Vetch,Lucerne 6 trials Crop Crop Type Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To assess and compare the biomass accumulation and grain yields of current field pea standards, Kaspa (the predominant grain yield variety in south eastern Australia) and Morgan (a dual purpose field pea variety), as well as several current vetch variety options. 

Crop type: Field peas,Vetch 4 trials Crop Crop Type Crop Rotation Variety Type
, SA
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Full stubble retention: effect on crop growth and growing conditions

Sarah Noack, Peter Hooper (Hart), Mick Lines, Victor Sadras (SARDI) and Glenn McDonald (UoA)

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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 Crop Stubble Stubble Management Stubble Height
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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