Controlled Traffic Farming Alberta

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CTF Plot Reports

The 2016 crop year started out very dry and once the rains got going in late May and early June it turned out to be a very wet year, especially during harvest. We were able to get data from six of the eight sites. Click here for a brief graphic summary of yields and infiltration from 2014-2016. A compete report of the 3-year project will be available in April of 2017.

The 2015 crop year was very dry until mid July but our eight cooperators managed to harvest fairly decent crops. The 2015-16 CTFA project  and economic reports are available below.

The University of Alberta Department of Renewable Resources is doing research on soil properties, root growth and biomass in our CTF and random traffic plots. The 2014 and 2015 reports are available below.

The 2014 crop year was generally good. Infiltration rates have continued to be better on the CTF, however yield differences are not significant at p=10%.

The 2013 crop year was fairly good except for hail at the Lacombe site. Infiltration rates seem to be improving. Yields are not significantly different except for the Trochu plot where the CTF is yielding better.

The 2012 crop year was generally better than 2011, however the Lacombe site suffered from excessive early season moisture and the Morrin site was hit by hail. The Rolling Hills site was irrigated and in its first year.

Project reports are available below as is the economic analysis for each year.

 More pictures of the plots are available on our Facebook page and on our YouTube channel

 

 aa pdf CTFA 2014-17 Final Report 
 aa pdf  CTFA 2014-17 Final Economic Report
 aa pdf  CTFA Soil Quality Report
   
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 Summary Data Report

 On-Farm Research

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Summary Data Report

 Economics of CTF

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Summary Data Report

Tramline Renovation

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Summary Data Report

 Infiltration, Yield and Microbial Activity

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Summary Data Report

Soil Quality

 

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Cooperator Profile - 2017

Murray Lewis, Cleardale, AB – Dark Grey Wooded Soils - Clay

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Cooperator Profile - 2017

Justin Nanninga, Neerlandia, AB – Grey Wooded Soils - Loam, Silty Loam

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Cooperator Profile - 2017

James Jackson, Dapp, AB – Grey Wooded Soils – Sandy Clay Loam

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Cooperator Profile - 2017

Scott Keller – New Norway, AB – Black Soils – Loam, Silty Loam

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Cooperator Profile - 2017

Craig Shaw – Lacombe, AB – Black Soils – Loam, Sandy Loam

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Cooperator Profile - 2017

Jamie Christie – Trochu, AB – Thin Black Soils - Clay

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Cooperator Profile - 2017

Steve Larocque – Morrin, AB – Dark Brown Soils – Heavy Clay

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Cooperator Profile - 2017

Garry MacLagan – Rolling Hills, AB – Brown Soils – Sandy Loam

aa pdf 2015-16 CTFA Project Report
aa pdf 2015 CTFA Economic Report
aa pdf U of A Soil Quality report 2015
aa pdf U of A Root Biomass Report 2014
aa pdf 2014-15 CTFA Project Report

aa pdf 2014 CTFA Economic Report
 aa pdf 2014 Dapp CTFA Plot Report - Grey Wooded Soils
 aa pdf 2014 Lacombe Plot Report - Black Soils
 aa pdf 2014 Trochu Plot Report - Thin Black Soils
 aa pdf 2014 Morrin Plot Report - Dark Brown Soils
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2014 Rolling Hills Plot Report - Brown Soils

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2014 Neerlandia Plot Report - Grey Wooded Soils

 

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ONTRACK - Booklet on the 2011-2013 project

Pictures, data and case studies

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CTFA 2011-2013 Project Report

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 2013 CTFA Economic Report

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 2013 Dapp CTFA Plot Report - Grey Wooded soils 

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 2013 Lacombe CTFA Plot Report - Black soils

 

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2013 Trochu CTFA Plot Report - Thin Black soils

 

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2013 Morrin CTFA Plot Report - Dark Brown soils

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2013 Rolling Hills CTFA Plot Report - Brown soils 

  

CTFA Project Report March 2013
2012 CTFA Economic Report
2012 Dapp CTFA Plot Report - Grey Wooded soils
2012 Lacombe CTFA Plot Report - Black soils
2012 Trochu CTFA Plot Report - Thin Back soils
2012 Morrin CTFA Plot Report - Dark Brown soils
2012 Rolling Hills CTFA Plot Report - Brown soils

Click on a location to access pdf copies of the 2011 controlled traffic applied research plots reports.

 

2011 CTFA Economic Report
  2011 Dapp CTFA Plot Report - Grey Wooded soils 
  2011 Lacombe CTFA Plot Report - Black soils
  2011 Trochu CTFA Plot Report - Thin Back soils
  2011 Morrin CTFA Plot Report - Dark Brown soils

 

Garry MacLagan – Rolling Hills, AB – Brown soils – Sandy Loam