CTF Europe

Controlled Traffic Farming across Europe

Pre conference tour in Denmark:
CTF in vegetable production 

We will visit four leading CTF farmers in Denmark all of which have vegetables as their primary production. 

You can take part in this tour independently of the CTF2015 conference in Prague or you can join us Wednesday to Prague. If so please book your flight to Prague according to the last page in the detailed programme.

Start: Monday 15 June Pick up at Odense train station

End: Tuesday 16 June evening in Copenhagen, or at Slagelse train station 

Monday 15 June - Organic farmers on tracs

First experiences from CTF and minimal tillage in organic vegetable production

Skiftekær Økologi grows and packs vegetables from 120 ha. A 2.25 m flat bed CTF system with non inversion tillage is being gradually implemented.

The two farms we visit are both partners in the project “Organic farmers on tracks” that is supported by the Danish AgriFish Agency through the GUDP program.

Experimental field at Barritskov. Trials with green manure crops.
Barritskov is an experimental farm where new vegetabelse and varieties are tested. Growing concepts such as CTF and use of green manure crops are investigated as well.


Tuesday 16 June - CTF experiences in and presentation of Wide Span tractor

The Kjeldahl Farm on the Island of Samsø has implemented seasonal 3.2 m controlled traffic with non inversion tillage in 2008. Main crops on the 700 ha are: Potatoes, onions, cabbage, celeriac, vegetable seeds and winter wheat. 

A Wide Span tractor developed by ASA-Lift has been tested on the farm. It will be demonstrated. 

We will also have a small seminar where CTF experts from the Netherlands and from Tasmania will share their experiences.

Our last visit will be at Birkemosegaard where broccoli, cauliflower and other cabbages are grown. CTF was implemented more than 20 years ago. Before use of GPS. CTF beds were managed by use of physical markers.

The field visits include demonstration of the Garford Robot weeder. 

Please check out the detailed programme of the pre-conference tour


Price:  

€ 400 (= DKK 2,980; £ 285) The price includes: 

  • All meals (from lunch Monday to dinner at the ferry Tuesday evening)
  • Accomondation Monday evening (single with shared facilities or twin bed with facilities)
  • Transport according to programme including two ferry trips.
  • In case you bring a car and carry passagers, please let me know and the price for your participation will be reduced.
Meal sponsor :

Any additonal sponsors are welcome. 

One day participation 

Day 1: €100 (745 DKK): CTF in organic farming: 

Day 2: €100 (745 DKK): Samsø, international seminar and presentation of WS tractor.

The price for one day participations covers lunch and coffee at breaks. Evening meals and transport is not covered. I can send a list of participants to enable coordination of travel.

If any questions please do contact me. Also send me an email if you wish to join the tour. Please register now or at 4 June the latest. 

Hans Henrik Pedersen, CTF Europe.dk, Ph: +45 2171 7737

UK: Tim Chamen
t
+44 7714 206 048

Netherlands: Sander Bernaerts

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