Talking to Farmers: Does Controlled Traffic Farming Have a Future in Western Canada?

As the growing season winds down, it’s time to think about the best parts of winter — planning for next season and conferences! (My version of “best” my differ from yours). One of the highlights of the conference season has to be FarmTech, where farmers are challenged to evaluate their current production practices and, perhaps, try new ones. In 2013, a session on controlled traffic farming (CTF), where equipment all runs on the same wheel tracks all year, had more than a few farmers chatting about the idea over beverages post-session. (For a larger discussion on CTF, watch this video.) asked a random sampling of attendees what they thought of CTF, and whether or not it had a future on their farm. Check out this episode of Talking to Farmers below!

FarmTech 2014 runs January 28, 29 and 30, at Edmonton, Alta. Registration for FarmTech 2014 opens October 25, 2013. Visit to register. To see more videos from the 2013 conference, click here.

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Peter Gamache

Drill width is not restricted to 30 feet. In our CTFA project we have one cooperator with a 60 foot disk drill and one planning to move to an 80 foot drill.


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