WHY CONTROLLED TRAFFIC FARMING?
NEW: On the right track – controlled traffic in the low rainfall zone of south-eastern Australia
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and the Australian Controlled Traffic Farming Association (ACTFA) are pleased to introduce readers to the e-book “On the right track, controlled traffic in the low rainfall zone of south-eastern Australia”.
It is the outcome of five years of work on the GRDC funded project “Application of controlled traffic farming in the low rainfall zone”, which set out to answer grain grower’s questions about the adoption of CTF in the SE Australian LRZ.
Controlled traffic farming, or CTF, is a production technique that confines the wheels and tracks of all cropping equipment to 12-18% of paddock area, leaving the remaining 80% always uncompacted and in optimum condition for crop productivity.
While the hard data and analysis in this e-book are primarily from the LRZ, the book also contains much information of potential interest to grain growers in all other production zones across Australia, and in other countries as well. Aspects of the CTF system can be applied in all places and to all grain, fibre or forage crops.
ACTFA, GRDC, the project team and all the authors and contributors hope you enjoy the e-book, and that you and your farming business benefit from the knowledge and experience it contains.