Controlled Traffic Farming in Low Rainfall Zones of southeastern Australia

Host: | Date: 25 Mar 2020

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    GRDC Podcast: Controlled Traffic Farming in Low Rainfall Zones of southeastern Australia

    A research project was undertaken to find out why this farming system was not being adopted in Low Rainfall Zones and if there are benefits in doing so - and there are!

    Date: 25 Mar 2020

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Controlled Traffic Farming is in simple terms driving your heavy vehicles on the same wheel tracks every time you’re in the paddock.

In Australia’s southeastern grain growing region Controlled Traffic Farming has been widely adopted in high and medium rainfall zones but not so much in low rainfall zones.

With investment from the GRDC a research project was undertaken to find out why this farming system was not being adopted in Low Rainfall Zones and if there are benefits in doing so - and there are!

Contact

Nigel Wilhelm | Farming Systems Leader
Affiliate-Senior Lecturer, The University of Adelaide
South Australian Research and Development Institute - SARDI | Primary Industries and Regions SA - PIRSA

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P: +61 8 303 9353 | M: + 61 407 185 501| W: www.pir.sa.gov.au/research

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