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A presentation from the WCCA 2011 event held in Brisbane, Australia.

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    Controlled traffic farming, productivity, sustainability and resilience: outcomes - better farming systems. Don Yule Controlled traffic farming, productivity, sustainability and resilience: outcomes - better farming systems. Don Yule Presentation Transcript

    • Controlled Traffic FarmingProductivity, sustainability and resilience Outcome – better farming systems.My proposition – for mechanised CA, do controlled traffic FIRST Dr Don Yule www.ctfsolutions.com.au 1
    • Mechanised Cropping What is a farming system?• Everything the farmer does• Involves the farm and the farmer 1. Controlled traffic 2. Designed field layouts 3. No cultivation 4. New spatial technologies 5. Measure to manage tools 6. Triple bottom line Outcomes 2
    • 1. Controlled Traffic Manage machineryPermanent wheel tracks and matching machinery1. Perfect job every time2. Zonal management – wheel tracks, rows, and inter-rows3. Soil health (compaction); efficiencies4. Everything is easier with Controlled Traffic 3
    • Controlled TrafficPerfect job, zonal management Outcomes: soil health, efficiencies 4
    • 2. Designed field layouts CT in the landscape• Use controlled traffic as the drainage system – down hill, prevent runoff concentration• Manage erosion and waterlogging• Outcome – Landscape health 5
    • Waterlogging control CTF Layout using 1m pixel imagery and GPS topo2004. Waterlogging, loss $56,000 2006. After drainage, cost $3,000. 6
    • TRADITIONAL 100t/haErosion control CTF Response to severe erosion event 1997CTF 10t/ha 7
    • 3. No cultivation and Controlled Traffic• Accurate Spraying – no misses, no overlaps• Access and timeliness• Standing residue, inter-row sowing• Outcomes – residue management, soil health 8
    • Responses to these realities Biological soil health 9
    • Controlled traffic allows standing residues and inter-row sowing
    • 4. New spatial technologies• Controlled Traffic needs accurate guidance• Perfect match with 2cm GNSS auto-steer• Controlled Traffic with guidance provides 2cm accurate spatial footprint• Outcomes – access to and use of spatial technologies 11
    • GNSS Guidance Radio GNSS antennae Rover/tractorBase station 12
    • CTF and GNSS define theon-farm spatial footprint 13
    • 5. Automated Measure to Manage tools• 2cm spatial footprint allows automated, digital, computer based data collection and records• Satellite, aerial or proximal 1m resolution remote sensing, yield monitoring, GIS• Internet access with mobile phones – from machine to computer anywhere• Automated on-farm R&D with strip trials 14
    • 6. Farming System Outcomes• Relevant data to assess farming system performance and farmer management• “Measure to Manage”• Accurate, accessible and spatial farm records at appropriate scales 15
    • 6. Farming System Outcomes Rainfall Use Efficiency CTF 21t 8t TRAD 16
    • 6. Farming system Outcomes Rainfall Use Efficiency Post-beds Pre-beds 11.6 kg/ha/mm 4.4 kg/ha/mm 17
    • 6. Farming System Outcomes Triple bottom line benefits Bowman (2008) studied 16 farmers and change on 4,250 ha, Darling Downs• Soil erosion less by 195,000 tonnes/year (-90%)• Diesel use from 338,000 to 130,000 L/yr (-60%)• Nitrogen leaving farms from 119 to 9 t (-90%)• Carbon dioxide loss from 1,199 to 373 t (-70%)• Labour from 4,590 to 1,744 hours (-60%)• Annual income $1,652,500 to $2,386,230 (+44%)• Gross Margin $547,279 to $918,366 (+68%) For mechanised CA, do controlled traffic FIRST 18