Reducing Compaction

At Terrakamp, one of our primary goals is to improve the health of the soil. With our WSCTF method, we increase carbon sequestration and minimize compaction, promoting a healthier planet.

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Every year, as much as 39 billion tons of arable farmland are lost around the world due to wind and water erosion. The primary cause for this is soil compaction, a universal concern of today’s farmers. Until now, modernization in both machinery and CTF methods have failed to show significant improvements in soil compaction rates and presence of nutrient-dense, healthy soil.

Billion tons erosion / year

  • Random Traffic Farming 70% 70%
  • Controlled Traffic Farming 20% 20%
  • WSCTF 5% 5%

Permanent compaction of the arable soil

With traditional random traffic farming (RTF), there is no designated path for agriculture equipment. Continuously being driven over in an inconsistent way, the soil suffers compaction in at least 60-80% of farmland. Yields are unpredictable, and Co2 emissions are unmanageable.

We’ve seen a global shift to controlled traffic farming (CTF). With CTF, machinery wheel tracks follow a consistent path. Damage caused by heavy equipment is reduced to roughly 20% of farmland, significantly decreasing soil compaction levels. This creates happier, healthier crops than RTF.

Terrakamp is setting a new standard for compaction minimization. 

Introducing Wide Span Controlled Traffic Farming, or WSCTF. Lane share is reduced by 90% compared to RTF, and 75% compared to CTF methods. The NEXAT System’s wide-span carrier unit enables farmers to consistently overcome typical challenges faced in CTF. 

Optimum straw management, even weight distribution, and consistent production year-round empowers farmers to maximize their yield while playing a key role in revitalizing the health of our planet.

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WSCTF

As we try and feed a growing population, modernization in machinery is equally as important as modernization in traffic methods. For decades, the strategy for efficiently increasing production has been relying on larger and larger iterations of conventional machinery. With larger machinery comes heavier weight, which causes more damage to our soil. The benefits of regular CTF are promising, but with various sizes, weights, ergonomics and compaction levels from multiple pieces of equipment, the agriculture industry is still suffering from soil depletion.

As part of our promise to make a positive impact on the health of our planet through agriculture, Terrakamp has a solution.

The NEXAT System offers a disruptive process that sets a new standard for soil health and yield production.

  • Reduction of ground compaction by up to 90%*
    * compared to RTF and 75% compared to CTF.
  • Acceleration of natural residue degradation process through significantly improved straw and residue distribution
  • Even distribution of weight with wide-span carrier unit
  • Decrease in Co2 emissions from reduced cultivation
  • Increase in efficiency, capital investment, yields and productivity.

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Reduced track share compared to RTF

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Reduced track share compared to CTF

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Permanently Untraveled Area

Soil compaction has been a rising concern amongst the agriculture world for decades, with research and documentation to match. While CTF methods propel the industry in the right direction, we haven’t faced the imminent issue at hand: larger, heavy machinery. When heavy agricultural equipment such as drills, sprayers, cultivators, and combine harvesters make multiple passes through a single season of seeding and harvest, our soil’s health suffers the negative consequences of compaction and nutrient depletion.

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Permanently Untraveled Area

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More Power

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Less Weight

With traditional methods, an annual cultivation process is required to reverse as much compaction as possible. Adding yet another piece of equipment compacting the soil, the mechanized cultivation process contributes to overall co2 emissions. The exposure of soil during cultivation releases a significant amount of co2 into the atmosphere, counteracting the efforts of regenerative farming.

The reality is:
Increase in Soil Compaction = Increase in CO2 Emissions

Terrakamp knows that all efforts to become a carbon-neutral planet must begin with the way we treat our soil. Agriculture has the most significant impact on our carbon cycle, which is why we are committed to initiating a global change in how we approach compaction. Together, we can reduce our co2 emissions, produce more nutrient-dense crops, and restore our planet’s natural cycles. WSCTF is one of the many ways we are using regenerative agriculture to make a positive impact.

Join us as we Innovate a Cleaner, Greener World.