There are several soil-related problems that can be alleviated through well-managed trafficking, including soil erosion, compaction, SOM matter loss, biodiversity declines, salinization, flooding, and desertification.

Controlled trafficking can minimise risks of soil compaction and erosion by reducing the weight and/or frequency of machinery passing across the soil. 

Potential ways of managing trafficking include changing the size of machinery, adjusting tyre pressures, drilling across slopes, keeping equipment to headlands, adopting a controlled trafficking system, reducing tillage, and avoiding trafficking during wet periods.  

Further information about trafficking is available here:


  Title   Language Country   Type of resource Description of the resource   Organisation
A guide to cutting compaction (through managed trafficking)  EN UK  Online guide  Online guide exploring how controlled trafficking can reduce soil compaction

Soil and Water Management Centre

Controlled traffic farming: What is CTF and how to implement it on your farm  EN Australia  Video  Video explaining what CTF is and how to implement it

 Terrain NFM

How to crack down on costly soil compaction  EN UK  News article  News article on how to reduce soil compaction through better management of trafficking

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Farmers Weekly

Controlled traffic farming EN  Europe  Website Provides a comprehensive website for everything Controlled traffic based


Controlled traffic farming

Controlled Traffic Farming EN Australia Factsheet Details what CTF is and the pros and cons of the decision
4 growers share their experiences of controlled traffic farming EN UK Article Gives small detail on CTF and then gives 4 case studies of farms adopting it

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Farmers Weekly

'Controlled traffic' farming: Literature review and appraisal of potential use in the U.K. EN UK Article A review assessing different literature based on the impacts of soil compaction and CTF


Controlled Traffic Farming EN Australia Video Provides a comprehensive video about everything CTF

  VNTFA- Stripper front demonstration day at Werneth | The stubble project:  Victoria and Tasmania

Victorian No-till Farmers' Association

Controlled Traffic Farming EN UK Website/video Case study video of a farmer and his experiences | Dale Drills 

Dale Drills

Soil Compaction EN France Website Provides detail about how soil compaction is changed with CTF

SlyFrance – Stripcat 2 : The Striptill

 Sly France

Innovation Case: Controlled Traffic Farming in Spain ES Spain/Europe Video Shows the process of CTF as an overview

Smart AKIS - Smart Farming Network | Zenodo