CTF Europe

Controlled Traffic Farming across Europe

Abstracts and presentations 
CTF 2015, 18 19 June 2015, Prague

Introduction – Welcome

Hans Henrik Pedersen, CTF Europe.dk, Chairman of CTF-2015

Welcome and programme of the day

Frantisek Kumhala, Prof. Czech University of Life Sciences

Welcome to the Czech Republic and introduction to Czech (high tech) agriculture and research

First CTF farm visit in the UK (Click to enlarge)

Tim Chamen, CTF Europe Ltd, UK

Controlled Traffic Farming
- from research to adoption ( northern Europe) and future prospects

Farmer experiences with CTF

CTF as a means to successful direct drilling   

Nick August, August farms, Oxfordshire, UK 

It works so well that it can hardly be true”. Experiences from heavy and highly variable soils  

Jan Jönsson, Lydinge Farm, Skåne, Sweden

Management of farming and staff in large scale farming. Nine years of CTF experiences in Romania. 

Hans Ole Rasmussen, Romania

Posters session

Diogenes Antille, University of South. Queensland, Australia  

1: Controlled traffic farming reduces nitrous oxide emissions from grain cropping

2: Highlighting the importance of CTF for heavy cotton harvest machinery 

Chris Bluett, HRZ Consulting ACTFA, Australian Controlled Traffic Farming Association 

CTF can lower N2O emissions from cropping fields.
- Better for the planet, and saves fertiliser too!

Jozef Hula, Czech University of Life Science

System with permanent traffic lanes practised in a 10-ha field

Overseas experiences with CTF

Experiences from Australia: 20 years of CTF and 12 things not to do

Wayne Chapman, CTF Solutions and Wanaringa Farm, Taroom, Queensland, Australia

CTF in Canada and in the US. Experiences and how is interest among farmers?

Peter Gamache, CTF Alberta, Canada 

Recent research, farm economy and the environmental impact

Results from recent traffic system research and the implications for future work  

Dick Godwin, Harper Adams University, Newport UK

Economics assessment of CTF in arable crop rotations and in forage grass  

Hans Alvemar, Alvemar Consult and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala

CTF in vegetables - great potential, challenged by incompatible machinery.  

John McPhee, University of Tasmania, Burnie, Australia

CTF in Australian grain production: Less emissions of green house gasses emissions and good economics to the farmer.

Jeff Tullberg, University of Queensland; National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture and CTF Solutions, Queensland, Australia

New into CTF – how to get started

Modifying machinery for 9 m CTF. Our first year's of experiences from 750 ha in undulating land in Poland

Tadeusz Niesiobędzki, Rolman Farm, Poland

We now finally have a plan how to implement 12 m CTF on our 3.000 ha  

Martin Rosenmejer, Skabernäs, Skåne Sweden

Industry view on CTF

How do requests from CTF farmers influence R&D in the industry?

Joachim Stiegemann, Claas

New opportunities with auto-guidance system and field mapping software. Has the challenge of compatibility between systems been solved? 

Patrik Vitek, Leading Farmers, Czech Republic

Field day - Agrovation Farm 

Harvest 2014 at Agrovation Farm

Presentation of the Agrovation Farm and the established 12 m rubber belt based CTF system

Michael Horsch, Horsch

Presentations from pre-conference seminar/tour

CTF in vegetable production
Pension Verona, Nordby, Samsø, Denmark, 16 June


 Jens Kr. Kjeldahl, Brdr. Kjeldahl, I/S, Samsø, DK

Experiences from seven years of seasonal CTF and our plans to achieve a full 3 m CTF system without harvest compromises

Test of 9.6 m Wide Span CTF

 Sander Bernaerts, Naturim. NL

CTF standards and development in the Dutch organic vegetable industry

Potato planting -

 John McPhee, TIA, University of Tasmania, Australia

CTF in vegetables – Progress in Australia

 Paul v. Ham, Van Ham Organisatie & Advies, NL 

MultiToolTrac. First experiences with an electric multipurpose tractor with variable track gauge (up to 3.2 m)

 George Sly, Sly Agri, UK 

Use of tracks instead of tyres

A very quick introduction to strip tillage 

Estimated Green House gas emission from 5 case farms in Tasmania

 Hans Henrik Pedersen, Aarhus University and CTF Europe.dk  

The economical and environmental effects of implementing CTF in the vegetable industry

UK: Tim Chamen
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Netherlands: Sander Bernaerts

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