CTF Europe Ltd

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Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF Europe) Ltd, Company number 6176380. Registered in England & Wales, March 2007

Company objectives

The principal aim of the company is to improve the profitability of crop production by developing a range of Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) solutions customised to individual farms. This will be achieved by interacting with individual growers but also, and where appropriate, by creating discrete pilot-scale systems within a number of small groupings of growers. These groupings are likely to consist of farmers actively wishing to invest in CTF but wanting interaction with like minded people. Within these groupings, individuals will be encouraged to give the system a trial on a reasonable scale on their own farm. Each group will almost certainly establish its own specific objectives, such as a percentage reduction in specific production costs. Dissemination of information to attract other farmers and growers into the system will be encouraged.

Company philosophy

The promotion of CTF within production systems arises as a direct result of the need to reduce production costs and address environmental issues. This thinking is based on research data that clearly associates non-trafficked soil with lower tillage inputs for a given seedbed, improved soil structure, improved crop performance and lower environmental impacts. In turn these improvements will provide the opportunity to reduce capital expenditure on tractors and tillage equipment and the costs of crop production in general. The overall philosophy will be to create a mentality of controlled traffic amongst a growing number of farmers – to create a demand for equipment that is compatible both in terms of track and operating width, and for tyres that deliver maximum efficiency on controlled traffic wheelways. Ultimately, it is envisaged that this way of thinking will move mechanisation towards development of alternatives to current designs as well as improving the compatibility of existing equipment, making CTF a natural part of farming systems.

Contact

For further information, please contact Tim Chamen

Consultancy

We are presently developing a consultancy service for farmers and growers across Europe to help individuals and companies convert to CTF in an efficient, trouble-free and well planned programme. As these services are developed, so the links to the consultancy services and charges will appear below each consultant. If you want to contact one of our consultants, please click on one of the links below.

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Tim Chamen
CTF Europe Ltd, Bedfordshire UK
Ph: +44 (0) 1525 405121
Mobile: +44 (0) 7714 206048
Email: tim@ctfeurope.eu
CTF system design and layout, overview of GPS guidance systems, soil inspection, access to CTF Demonstration Farm, global research data.
(UK Consultancy Service)
Hans Henrik Pedersen
CTF Europe.dk, Galten, DK
Ph: +45 8694 4803
Mobile: +45 2171 7737
Email: hanshenrik@ctfeurope.eu
Auto steering systems, GPS accuracy.
Sander Bernaerts
Naturim NL
Web: www.naturim.nl
Ph: +31 6 8108 6041
Mobile: +31 6 8108 6041
Email: sander@ctfeurope.eu
Vegetables, Organic farming.
Christoph Bommes
ppm Agrarberatung, DE
Ph: +49 4231 85451
Mobile: +49 (171) 367 6479
Email: christoph@ctfeurope.eu
Min-till and no-till. Fertilizer systems.
Jana Galambosova
Katedra strojov a výrobných systémov
Slovenská polnohospodárska univerzita v Nitre
Tr. A. Hlinku 2
94912 Nitra
Slovakia
Mobile: +42 1907 631 696
Email: jana@ctfeurope.eu
CTF research, soil properties, Precision Farming, GPS and IT systems.