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Controlled Traffic Farming

Peter Gamache of Controlled Traffic Farming Alberta.
Credit: Doreen Gamache

Controlled Traffic Farming Alberta (CTFA) is a farmer-led initiative that aims to evaluate and assess controlled traffic farming systems in Alberta conditions. CTFA will provide farmers and agronomists with high quality, unbiased information so they can make informed decisions about adopting controlled traffic farming. Controlled traffic farming limits soil compaction caused by farm machinery by matching machinery tracks so that they cover the least possible area. This maximizes the amount of undamaged soil available for plant growth, which leads to more plants reaching maturity and higher yields for farmers.

April 1, 2010 – present (renewed 2012–2015)

Alberta Barley Funding: $10,000 annually

Project Partners:

  • Alberta Barley
  • Alberta Research and Extension Council of Alberta
  • Agriculture and Food Council of Alberta
  • Controlled Traffic Farming Alberta
  • Alberta Crop Industry Development Fund
  • Alberta Canola Producers Commission
  • Alberta Pulse Growers Commission
  • Alberta Winter Wheat Producers Commission

Project Lead:

Peter Gamache
Project Leader
Controlled Traffic Farming Alberta

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