Controlled traffic farming (CTF) is the start of a journey – a journey to reduce production costs and increase yields while improving soil
health and delivering positively to the environment. It works on the principle that “if it’s not broken, you don’t need to fix it”. Much of the time
and energy we put into soils is to undo the compaction damage we have caused by driving machines all over them.
This video clip shows just how severe the effects can be. As machines are
getting heavier and heavier, this damage is extending deeper and deeper into the soil profile. So deep in fact, that damage may already be uneconomic
Controlled traffic farming turns our present production systems on their head by leaving 80 – 90% of fields permanently without compaction, rather
than the other way around. CTF aims to confine soil compaction to the least possible area of permanent traffic lanes. It sounds simple but because
our machines have never been designed to do this, it needs a lot of thought and good planning to get it right.
Look at this simple flash animation (English)
to see how CTF brings order to chaos! If you would like to read more about CTF in Danish, please visit our partner site at ctfeurope.dk
If you think CTF makes sense download a flier to find out more and join the increasing number of growers
who want to embrace the "straight and narrow" and are being helped by becoming a member of CTF Europe.
endorsement of the benefits from a UK farmer who has been using CTF since 2005.
Our controlled traffic farming activities are now gradually being transferred to the Smart Agri-Systems Platform, which incorporates
the Soil and Water Management Centre and the National (UK) Centre for Precision Farming. Access to information about all three topics is offered for an annual fee of £100 to UK farmers,
growers and other interested parties but for £50 per annum to those based elsewhere. Please see the new joining page for