Description of practice

Controlled traffic is a method for reducing soil compaction by confining all heavy traffic to permanent uncropped wheel tracks or tramlines. It can be used as an element of precision agriculture.

Examples of how to use controlled traffic Further information
(see Note below)

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No tillage with controlled traffic

All heavy traffic is confined to permanent uncropped wheel tracks or tramlines. This is facilitated by all farm equipment sharing the same wheelbase width. Between the tramlines no tillage cultivation is used.

 

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Single wheel passage

The three-wheeled, self-propelled slurry applicator causes less compaction than the usual tractor/trailer combination by reducing the area of soil that experiences more than one wheel passage.

 

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On-land ploughing

On-land ploughs are used to plough while the tractor pulling it is driving next to (rather than in) the furrow. This avoids compaction of the cultivated soil.

 

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