Outstanding tool for Controlled Traffic Farming
Primarily created to reduce plant damage in sugar cane applications, Optimal Lines provides many additional benefits in farming situations where flexibility in GPS lines is needed to accommodate varied field conditions and equipment setups over many years.
Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) reduces soil compaction damage caused by heavy or repeated passes over the land. Well documented negative consequences include increased fuel use, poor seedbeds, reduced yields and poor soil function in terms of water infiltration, drainage and greenhouse gas mitigation.
A Controlled Traffic Farming system confines machinery to the least possible area of permanent traffic lanes. With no control, machines can run randomly over the land, compacting as much as 75% of the area within one season and at least the whole area by the second season. Soils can take years to recover. A proper CTF system can reduce tracking to just 15% and this is always in the same place.