Controlled Traffic Farming Year 2 – Steve Laroque

If you talk about controlled traffic farming in Alberta, you’ll only come up with a handful of names of farmers involved in the practice. Steve Laroque is one of those farmers. We talked to Steve a while back about his involvement in controlled traffic farming and why he thought it had the potential to fit here.

See our first conversation here.

Fast forward to this summer where we caught up with Steve again to see if that same enthusiasm is still present. To make a long story short, it still is. That being said, the whole process has opened his eyes to a few things. One of those things is how much you are at the mercy of technology when it comes to controlled traffic farming, another is the constant tweaking of equipment that has to be done to make things work. But all of those little problems are to be expected when you’re doing in Alberta what’s only previously been done in Europe and Australia. I got an update on how things are progressing when I caught up with Steve near Aldersyde, Alberta.

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Shaun Haney

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