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Award of Merit for Dr Tim Chamen, CTF Europe

Award of Merit for Dr Tim Chamen, CTF Europe

IMAGE: Dr Tim Chamen (left) receiving his EurAgEng Award of Merit – Innovation into Practice award from Dr. Boris Kettelhoit (CLAAS) industry representative on the EurAgEng Executive committee. (Photo – Andreas Hermann) In November 2023, at LAND.TECHNIK-AgEng...

On-Farm Operation Optimisation

On-Farm Operation Optimisation

IMAGE: Bindi, ACTFA Chair, and Godard, Verge Ag Operations Manager, discussing opportunities for on farm operation optimisation that will be explored in a new GRDC funded project. A new generation of farm operation optimisation tools is emerging to empower growers to...

Low-Pressure Tyres for CTF?

Low-Pressure Tyres for CTF?

We see increasing publicity about the crop yield and performance benefits of IF and VF tyres – where IF and VF denote ‘Increased Flexion’ and ‘Very High Flexion’, respectively. These tyres have more flexible sidewalls, which allow lower pressures and greater contact...

Soil Health – is driving over earthworms good for them?

Soil Health – is driving over earthworms good for them?

IMAGE: Earthworms in CTF, WA. (Credit: Bindi Isbister) It is generally accepted that CTF should be beneficial for that important but ill-defined property – soil health – for which earthworms are often used as an indicator. The scientific literature on this topic has...

Optimising agricultural tyre management in controlled traffic farming

Optimising agricultural tyre management in controlled traffic farming

IMAGE: A Goldacres SP sprayer in the western districts of Victoria fitted with CTIS that allows pressure to be reduced when spraying in the field and increased for road transport, all within a few minutes and at the touch of a button in the cab. One crucial aspect of...

Wheel track management

Wheel track management

IMAGE Courtesy Matt Pedersen, Australian Tyre Traders: Discussing the adjustments required on the track renovator to leave a better finish at Nhill Wheel Track Management Field Day.  The recent wet season across much of the eastern grain belt has generated a deal of...

“Strip and Disc”: a CTF22 Conference Presentation

“Strip and Disc”: a CTF22 Conference Presentation

IMAGE Courtesy Luke Clark, ACTFA Board Member This topic was presented by Greg Condon of Grassroots Agronomy, based in Junee, NSW. Greg is a long-term CTF advocate, widely followed on Twitter, and he also has a significant role in the Australian Herbicide Resistance...

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