Three cropwalks have been planned by the Controlled Traffic Farming Alberta (CTFA) project team. Each of the cropwalks includes area-specific features and will prove interesting to producers who already practise controlled traffic farming or who are considering this as a beneficial management practice.
- June 14 – Rolling Hills. A bonus for this cropwalk is that Robert Ruwoldt, a controlled traffic farmer from Australia will be visiting and has agreed to talk about his years of experience with CTF. Also, there will be some in-field and adapted equipment discussed and demonstrated.
- July 4 – Morrin. Steve Larocque will provide an update on year three of his CTF practices. As well as the third-year observations, the cropwalk and soil pit tour will specifically deal with soil compaction, roots and rooting, tires to minimize compaction and an overall project update.
- July 9 – Jarvie/Dapp. This cropwalk will provide an opportunity to look at the second year of Jackson Farms’ controlled traffic farming. As well as second-year observations, there will be discussion on soil compaction, roots and rooting, tires to minimize compaction and an overall project update. Three Soil & Water Management CEU’s are pending for CCAs.
For more information on CTFA, visit canola.ab.ca/ctfalberta.aspx or call project leader, Peter Gamache at 780-720-4346.