What role can controlled traffic farming play in a low input ecological production system?

Definition of controlled traffic farming and how it improves the management of soil compaction at all scales of mechanised production. Constraints imposed on weed control and organic matter sequestration by conventional random traffic systems, particularly those using reduced tillage and no-till. Soil-related benefits of traffic control, how it is achieved and farmer’s experiences of conversion and operating costs and practical issues. Potential of the next generation of CTF mechanisation to deliver unprecented precision and additional and more extensive benefits that also embrace all types of tillage, including ploughing.


Theme: crop diversity
Published: 27th January 2016
Author: Tim Chamen