CTF Europe

Controlled Traffic Farming across Europe

CTF-related reports

This page provides access to a number of reports relating to controlled traffic farming which we have placed in the public domain. Also freely available are reports on workshops held by the International Soil Tillage Research Organisation (ISTRO) Controlled Traffic Working Group. These can be accessed by going to our "sister" site at ControlledTrafficFarming.com 

Members of Smart AgriPlatform will find a number of workshop reports are also available. These cover topics such as seasonal controlled traffic for vegetable production, practical tips for conversion to CTF as well as experiences from a range of practitioners given in their own words. 

Harvest at Neesham Farms, 2010

THE EFFECTS OF LOW AND CONTROLLED TRAFFIC SYSTEMS ON
SOIL PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, YIELDS AND THE PROFITABILITY OF
CEREAL CROPS ON A RANGE OF SOIL TYPES

PhD Thesis, School of Applied Sciences, Cranfield University

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(Open the bookmarks tab at top left of the pdf file to navigate around the document)

CTF in forage grass - Denmark

CONTROLLED TRAFFIC FOR GRASS SILAGE PRODUCTION
- AN ECONOMIC EVALUATION

An independent project forming part of the Advanced Level Agricultural Programme at the
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

by Hans Alvemar

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THE POTENTIAL OF CONTROLLED TRAFFIC FARMING TO MITIGATE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS AND ENHANCE CARBON SEQUESTRATION IN ARABLE LAND:
A CRITICAL REVIEW

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This is a lengthy paper published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers and authored by researchers from Australia, UK and the United States (some of whose names will be familiar to SWMC and ACTFA members!). This review has been a long time in the making but with the expert assistance of my co-authors, is a work I consider gives the best possible view of how CTF is likely to effect greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration. If you read nothing else, just take in the abstract and conclusions but I hope you will drop in to other sections as well, particularly the Synthesis section which starts on page 717. There's also a lot on how to enhance organic matter for example and the complexities of nitrous oxide emissions, or in layman's terms, loss of nitrate to the atmosphere!

Happy reading

Tim Chamen, July 2015

OTHER CTF REPORTS AND CASE STUDIES

Our Danish partner, Hans Henrik Pedersen has posted a number of reports on CTF systems in Denmark, all of which are freely available at ctfeurope.com

UK: Tim Chamen
t
+44 7714 206 048

Netherlands: Sander Bernaerts

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