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Double Farm Profit By Optimizing The #1 Factor Affecting Crop Yields: Water

OptiSurface Is The Leading Farm Water Optimization Solution that helps farmers improve water movement in field to eliminate ponding, improve infiltration uniformity and control erosion.

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Dear Grower

"Yield Is King" when it comes to farm profit, the saying goes.

However, 80% of crop yield loss and hence profit loss is due to too much or too little water. Most yield maps show this.

Therefore, we believe: "WATER IS KING!". 

The best hybrids and precision machinery control cannot optimize yield on a water damaged acre, while crop protection products can only defend the plants that remain alive.

A plant will drown or die of thirst, long before it dies of nutrient starvation. Variable rate management try to account for variable yields infield but its far better to eliminate or reduce the yield constraint in the first place and most times it is water.

Even worse, you can go bankrupt if you can't plant, spray or harvest due to excessive moisture. This can happen when 80% of your field is ready to go but 20% is still saturated and machinery gets bogged.

We farm ourselves and fully understand the benefits of precision water managment infield.

We have used laser control for water management since in the 1970s, however, the problem with it, is that you can shift 400% more soil than required because you are constrained to single or limited slopes. Apart from the much larger earthmoving cost that this involves, it also disturbs more topsoil which can have significant impacts on crop yields for decades.

We continue to develop our own farms and saw the opportunity that GPS offered in solving the limitations of lasers. So in the 1990s, we started developing Optimum Surface Landforming™ or OptiSurface™.  It uses artificial intelligence to optimize Continuously Variable Grades™ (CVG™) and achieve surface drainage or irrigation requirements with much lower earthworks.

Our vision is for 25 million acres of agricultural land with improved drainage or irrigation feeding over 10 million people more than it was previously by 2030.

We do this by making OptiSurface™ the world's leading solution for agricultural earthworks, providing our customers with the most useful services, software and hardware.

Find out how we can help you by clicking the button below.

Regards
Graeme & David Cox
Co-Founders

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Top 3 Problems We Solve

  • Depressions/Ponding

  • Uneven Infiltration

  • Erosion

20 Benefits Of OptiSurfacing Your Fields

Make The Ground You Have More Productive

  • 1

    Higher yields

  • 2

    Less year to year yield variation

  • 3

    Improved crop quality & uniformity

  • 4

    Earlier planting

  • 5

    More days of machinery operation

  • 6

    Better soil structure

  • 7

    Lower nitrogen losses

  • 8

    More consistent seed stands

  • 9

    Retain & reposition topsoil

  • 10

    Lower machinery damage & costs

  • 11

    Faster soil warm-up

  • 12

    Less disease

  • 13

    Less weeds

  • 14

    Less compaction

  • 15

    Better soil aeration

  • 16

    More beneficial soil biota

  • 17

    Increases yield in dry years

  • 18

    More profit at the top end

  • 19

    Lower break-even crop price

  • 20

    One-time expense with high ROI

"OptiSurface is probably the most improvement you can do to your farm for the least amount of money."

- Craig Craft, Craft Farms, USA
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Products & Services We Offer

Starting At Only $297

We can do any of these SERVICES for you:

  • 1

    SURVEY

    Ground
    Drone
    Aircraft

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    ANALYSIS

    Surface Drainage
    Erosion Risk
    Surface Irrigation

  • 3

    DESIGN

    Land Levelling & Land Shaping
    Drains/Ditches
    Erosion Control Structures

  • 4

    EARTHWORKS

    With Our Earthmoving Partners
    Around the World.
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Or use our PRODUCTS to do any steps yourself:

  • OptiSurface Designer

    World’s Best Farm Earthworks Design Software

    OptiSurface Designer is the world’s most advanced farm earthworks design software for the office. It allows you to import, design, AI optimize and export with ease.

    Out of the box, OptiSurface Designer has more compatibility, features and functionality than competing systems:

      • More Landform Design Types & Design Capabilities
      • Larger Earthworks Savings Due To Unique AI
      • Amazing 3D Working View Allows Unprecedented Visual Design & Analysis
      • Exclusive Rainfall Simulations Shows Before/After Comparisons Of Flow Paths, Ponding Depth, Flow Depth & Flow Velocity
      • Seamless Import & Export To More Machine Control Systems & Guidance Systems
      • Balance Earthworks Across A Field & Subareas,  Not Just In Strips
      • Easily Design Terraces, Contour Banks, Rice Levees and Drains
      • Work With Multiple Fields At The Same Time To Perform Whole Farm Design
      • View Your Designs In Google Earth.
      • Many, many more.

    Our unique AI optimization technology achieves cost savings of up to $500/acre through lower earthworks. This makes the program pays for itself in the first field.

  • OptiWorks

    World’s Best Farm Earthworks System 

    OptiWorks is the world’s most advanced in-cab farm earthworks system. It allows you to survey, design, AI optimize, and implement earthmoving operations with ease.

    Out of the box, OptiWorks has more compatibility, features and functionality than competing systems:

    • Survey Areas, Lines & Boundaries With Any RTK GPS
    • Design Fast, Easily & With Lowest Earthworks Due To Unique AI:
      • Best-Fit & Manual Plane (Single & Dual Grade)
      • 1 Way Optimized Variable Grade Surface
      • Any Way Optimized Variable Grade Surface
      • Proposed = Existing + Offset
      • Drains – Optimized Variable Grade
      • 1 Click Send To Professional To Design
    • Control Blade Height Automatically With Any Tractors Hydraulics & External Valves

    Our unique AI optimization technology achieves cost savings of up to $500/acre through lower earthworks. This makes the program pay for itself in the first field.

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Don’t Just Take Our Word For It.

Listen To What Our Clients Have To Say.

"Ponding is a huge issue here. This farm has probably lost a third of its yield for the last 30 years to ponding. After we're done with the project (earthworks), we had a large rain event and we got out there to see the ponding gone is real striking!"

"This experiment has been a spectacular success since I managed to squeeze out 200 bushels per acre off of this farm which many people previously consider not suitable for corn."

Craig Craft
Craft Farms, USA

"The improvement in [machinery] productivity is also amazing! It's absolutely remarkable how much quicker we can plant, spray and harvest this field with so many of the ditches removed."


"After significant rainfall, I flew up in my plane and got some pictures. As far as you can see, ponds are gleaming in everybody's field. I looked into my field which I have just completed and there wasn't one pond standing on that field."

"Everything I have OptiSurfaced, I haven't had to replant anything (due to drown outs). That's pretty cool! I've also got rid of dozens of surface drains (inlet pipes)"

Jeff Kelly
Farmer, Frymire Farms, USA

"We've had about 12" of rain and water has been flowing through that paddock we OptiSurfaced, but it is draining brilliantly. You can't believe how much better it is!"

"We harvested about 20 per cent more crop from the OptiSurfaced area following a flood in March.  We are confident the investment is already paying off."

Wade Bidstrup
Aloe Farming, Australia

"I was impressed by just how little work had to be done, have we'd been doing it the traditional way of moving dirt in the early 90s, we would have done 4x the work."

Michael Gray
Wakefield Partners, USA

"We're impressed by the comprehensive way you go about the design, looking at all the options and the most cost effective way of getting the drainage right."

"We are very happy with your service and the outcomes have been excellent."
Recommendation Rating: 9/10

Tristan Nitschke
Nitschke Farming, Australia

"Instead of doing dirt work by laser and having to cut as much as 500 cu.yd/ac, on the same farm, we were lowering it to as little as 125 cu.yd/ac. Doing it at a much lower cost and with a lot less destruction to the top soil."

Bobby Hoard
Hoard Farms, USA

"That [Pivot] field is finally coming in with some winter wheat and it looks terrific! We're so pleased with the way it came out."

"No more ponding, damping off, salt accumulation. The water goes in as evenly as it goes on. This is a completely different field!"

Mark Dunn
Farmer, Railroad Valley Farms, Nevada, United States

" I certainly recommend Optisurface to everyone who have to do land levelling.  Also, I want to thank you for the good support and everything else you were doing for me in the past months."                               Recommendation Rating: 9/10

Jonathan Beaudry
Consultant, Club Soleillevant, Quebec, Canada

"Have the best tech support I have ever worked with.  GREAT product and service!!"                                               Recommendation Rating: 10/10

Colten Penrod
Contractor, Illinois, USA

"After the first rain, I saw the water went where we wanted it to and I was absolutely convinced that OptiSurface was the right program for us."

Robbie Commens
Farm Manager, Salt Spray Farms, Australia

"Great service and always quick to help and reply."

User Satisfaction Rating: 10 out of 10

Herman Kruger
Farmer, C & H Kruger Boerdery, South Africa

"OptiSurface gives a lot of decision tools, and design options that enable you to make informed decisions, and also gives the cheapest earthworks options."

Trevor Beaumont
Irrigation Engineer, Asia & Africa

Your service is great! You answer always very quick and I think you have a lot of experience! I wouldn't do this by myself!

Recommendation Rating: 10 out of 10

Leonhard Harmer
Farmer, Austria

"The results are far exceeding my expectations."

User Satisfaction Rating: 10 out of 10

Roger Stonner
Farmer, Missouri, USA

"I can only say, so far, everything is Perfect."                                               Recommendation Rating: 10/10

Soeren Gimmini
Farmer, Germany

"OptiSurface Designer is very simple to use and easy to understand how to make a plan."

Recommendation Rating: 10/10

Martin Baril
Quebec, Canada

"Wow! I believe this is going to herald a new future in land forming."

Dave Davies
Mechanised Agriculture Consultants, Africa & USA

"Algorithms are the best in the business, no question. Bigger earthworks savings."

Andrew Sevil
Farmer, 'Whyenbah' Farm, Australia

"Great product. Good support. Prompt service. Happy customer."

User Satisfaction Rating: 10 out of 10

John Cameron
Farmer, Cameron Pastoral Company, Queensland, Australia
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