Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF)

The adoption of Control Traffic Farming in Australia has steadily increased as growers focus their cropping systems to reduce inputs, upgrade machinery, reduce expenses (e.g. fuel $), improve soil condition and ultimately plant health and productivity. Control traffic systems are focused on reducing the extent and magnitude of soil compaction effects, complementing the implementation of zero and no-till systems on various soil types across the low to high rainfall zones.

OFT has 33 trials on CTF – 17 from the Northern Region, 11 from the South and 5 from the West. Some of the topics examined in the trials include: controlled traffic drainage, impacts of CTF across seeder widths, better soil structure gained through CTF and nitrogen dynamics in CTF systems. In addition, there is a set of trials conducted as part of the GRDC supported project, Application of CTF in the Low Rainfall Zone.

 

For additional information about CTF, refer to the following resources:

Search

TO
Options
Primary
Crop Type
Trial site legend

35 total results found Matching the current search filters and located within the visible map area.

33 results have a trial report available
14 results have source data available
Expand results with typos allowed for "controlled traffic"
Search result tools

Aims:

Adoption of Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) in the low rainfall zone (LRZ) of the Southern Region is very low. The GRDC-funded project 'Application of controlled traffic on the low rainfall zone' is evaluating whether or not this is justified. To help LRZ growers answer the questions and uncertainities they face when thinking about CTF … read more

Crop type: Vetch 1 trial Crop Type Soil Compaction Soil amelioration Application
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA Calcareous red sandy loam
Research organisaton
Funding source

Aims:

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil Compaction Soil Preparation
Gnarwarre, VIC
Research organisaton

Aims:

To determine the effects of machinery trafficking on soil properties and crop performance on a deep sand in the LRZ of south-eastern Australia.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Soil Compaction
Loxton, SA
Source Data Unavailable
Research organisaton
Funding source

Aims:

To present information about controlled traffic farming.

Condobolin, NSW
Source Data Unavailable
Research organisaton

Aims:

Adoption of Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) in the low rainfall zone (LRZ) of the Southern Region is very low.

The GRDC-funded project ‘Application of controlled traffic in the low rainfall zone’ is evaluating whether or not this skepticism is justified. To help LRZ growers answer the questions and uncertainties they face when thi… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil Compaction
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA Calcareous red sandy loam
Research organisaton
Funding source

Balliang Controlled Traffic Raised Bed Agronomy Project

Peter Bufton (Farmer/SFS), Bruce Wightman (NRE/SFS), Rennick Perries (NRE/SFS), Cot Hacking (SFS), Wes Arnott (SFS)

Aims:

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Soil Compaction Soil Preparation
Balliang, VIC
Research organisaton

Aims:

To identify any possible impacts on crop growth in controlled traffic systems where the header residue maybe inconsistently spread back across the tram track width over a number of seasons.

, NSW Lake Cowal, NSW Parkes, NSW Tottenham, NSW Wirrinya, NSW
Source Data Unavailable
Research organisaton
Funding source

Aims:

To identify any possible impacts on crop growth in controlled traffic systems where the header residue maybe inconsistently spread back across the tram track width over a number of seasons.

, NSW
Source Data Unavailable
Research organisaton
Funding source

Aims:

To identify any possible impacts on crop growth in controlled traffic systems where the header residue maybe inconsistently spread back across the tram track width over a number of seasons.

Lake Cargelligo, NSW
Source Data Unavailable
Research organisaton
Funding source

Aims:

To identify any possible impacts on crop growth in controlled traffic systems where the header residue maybe inconsistently spread back across the tram track width over a number of seasons.

, NSW Lake Cargelligo, NSW Lake Cowal, NSW Parkes, NSW Tottenham, NSW Wirrinya, NSW
Source Data Unavailable
Research organisaton
Funding source

Aims:

To test the hypothesis that over time in controlled traffic farming systems the repeated uneven spreading of header residue back over the tram track width would result in changed soil conditions that would ultimately lead to different “management zones” along the tram track.

, NSW
Source Data Unavailable
Research organisaton
Funding source

Aims:

To test the hypothesis that over time in controlled traffic farming systems the repeated uneven spreading of header residue back over the tram track width would result in changed soil conditions that would ultimately lead to different “management zones” along the tram track.

Condobolin, NSW
Source Data Unavailable
Research organisaton
Funding source

Aims:

To test the hypothesis that over time in controlled traffic farming systems the repeated uneven spreading of header residue back over the tram track width would result in changed soil conditions that would ultimately lead to different “management zones” along the tram track.

, NSW
Source Data Unavailable
Research organisaton
Funding source

Aims:

To test the hypothesis that over time in controlled traffic farming systems the repeated uneven spreading of header residue back over the tram track width would result in changed soil conditions that would ultimately lead to different “management zones” along the tram track.

Lake Cowal, NSW
Source Data Unavailable
Research organisaton
Funding source

Aims:

To test the hypothesis that over time in controlled traffic farming systems the repeated uneven spreading of header residue back over the tram track width would result in changed soil conditions that would ultimately lead to different “management zones” along the tram track.

Ungarie, NSW
Source Data Unavailable
Research organisaton
Funding source

Aims:

To test the hypothesis that over time in controlled traffic farming systems the repeated uneven spreading of header residue back over the tram track width would result in changed soil conditions that would ultimately lead to different “management zones” along the tram track.

Wirrinya, NSW
Source Data Unavailable
Research organisaton
Funding source

Aims:

To test the hypothesis that over time in controlled traffic farming systems the repeated uneven spreading of header residue back over the tram track width would result in changed soil conditions that would ultimately lead to different “management zones” along the tram track.

, NSW
Source Data Unavailable
Research organisaton
Funding source

Aims:

To test the hypothesis that over time in controlled traffic farming systems the repeated uneven spreading of header residue back over the tram track width would result in changed soil conditions that would ultimately lead to different “management zones” along the tram track.

, NSW
Source Data Unavailable
Research organisaton
Funding source

Aims:

To test the hypothesis that over time in controlled traffic farming systems the repeated uneven spreading of header residue back over the tram track width would result in changed soil conditions that would ultimately lead to different “management zones” along the tram track.

Parkes, NSW
Source Data Unavailable
Research organisaton
Funding source

Aims:

To test the hypothesis that over time in controlled traffic farming systems the repeated uneven spreading of header residue back over the tram track width would result in changed soil conditions that would ultimately lead to different “management zones” along the tram track.

Lake Cargelligo, NSW
Source Data Unavailable
Research organisaton
Funding source

Aims:

To test the hypothesis that over time in controlled traffic farming systems the repeated uneven spreading of header residue back over the tram track width would result in changed soil conditions that would ultimately lead to different “management zones” along the tram track.

Tottenham, NSW
Source Data Unavailable
Research organisaton
Funding source

Aims:

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Soil Compaction Sowing Row spacing
Shelford, VIC
Research organisaton

Aims:

To compare the performance of a controlled traffic system against a conventional traffic system.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop
Hart, SA
Source Data Unavailable
Research organisaton

Aims:

The aim of this trial was to assess whether controlled traffic would be practical on Mallee farms

Crop type: Farming systems 1 trial Soil Compaction
Birchip, VIC
Source Data Unavailable
Research organisaton

Better Soil Structure Through Controlled Traffic Cropping

Chris Brain (Streatham SFS), Una Allander (Streatham SFS), Steve Holden (NRE Hamilton)

Aims:

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Soil Compaction Soil Preparation
Willaura, VIC
Research organisaton
Funding source

Aims:

To test the concept of variations in crop nitrogen dynamics in relation to soil compaction during the 2014 season.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fertiliser Type Soil Compaction
Cascade, WA
Research organisaton
Funding source

Aims:

To test the concept of variations in crop nitrogen dynamics in relation to soil compaction during the 2014 season.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Type Soil Compaction
Condingup, WA
Research organisaton
Funding source

Aims:

To test the concept of variations in crop nitrogen dynamics in relation to soil compaction during the 2014 season.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fertiliser Type Soil Compaction
Mt. Ridley, WA
Research organisaton
Funding source

Aims:

The primary aim of this trial is to test increasing the economic viability of deep ripping using controlled traffic and the addition of topsoil and ameliorants to the subsoil.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Soil amelioration
Dandaragan, WA Deep yellow sand
Source Data Unavailable
Research organisatons
Funding source

Aims:

Adoption of Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) in the low rainfall zone (LRZ) of the Southern Region is very low. The GRDC-funded project ‘Application of controlled traffic in the low rainfall zone’ is evaluating whether or not this scepticism is justified. To help LRZ growers answer the questions and uncertainties they face when thinking abou… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil Compaction
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA Calcareous red sandy loam
Research organisaton
Funding source

Aims:

To investigate the adaptability of a range of grain and forage legumes grown in a raised bed system. controlled traffic regime. 

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Type Variety Type
Gnarwarre, VIC
Research organisaton

Aims:

To demonstrate more efficient deep ripping of a dry compact sandy soil and to assess any benefits of improved rain infiltration and crop yield.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration Application
east Buntine, ACT Sand over gravel
Research organisatons

Aims:

To investigate rotary spading and other soil amelioration techniques on yellow sandplain soils west of Moora.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration
Dandaragan, WA Yellow sandplain
Source Data Unavailable
Research organisatons
Funding sources

Aims:

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Soil Compaction Soil Preparation
Gnarwarre, VIC
Trial Report Unavailable
Research organisaton

Aims:

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Soil Compaction Soil Preparation
Gnarwarre, VIC
Trial Report Unavailable
Research organisaton