Controlled traffic system


Mid term

Sustainability components

  • GHG emissions
  • Air quality
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Biodiversity
  • Animal welfare
  • Economic
  • Social
  • Technical feasibility

Climate risk region


Weather event addressed

Floods / Heavy rainfall

Farming system

All crops

Description of the measure

GPS-guided tractors always pass over the same lines in the field, leaving high soil porosity in the space in between.

Comments on sustainability

Positive effect on GHG-Emissions less diesel has to be used. Positive effect on soil and biodiversity, as soil compaction is reduced and earthworms and other soil life is not disturbed except in the driving lines. If the system has to be bought, economic investment at the beginning is high. In the long term this is paid off through higher yields as root growth is favored and the soil water storing capacity is increased.