Consquences of Poor Drainage

Poor germination A poorly drained soil is essentially a late soil. In any soil the temperature must reach a critical level before germination can take place. The evaporation of excess moisture uses up specific heat of the soil and one which is badly drained will be slower to warm up than that of a well…

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OptiSurface Newsletter – 2016 Apr

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Impact Of Wheel Tracks On Surface Drainage & Yield

Introduction This case study examines the impact that tractor wheel tracks can have on surface drainage and then yield. The case study is from a farm in USA that grows vegetables. The field has some depression area that hold water after rainfall events but this problem is exacerbated by the small furrows create by the ‘controlled…

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Farm Potholes or Not – Alternative Strategy For Potholes

Corn+Soybean Digest by Liz Morrison Alternative Strategy for Potholes Use next-generation technology to improve water drainage New water modeling tools are helping some growers boost profits in farmed potholes. Instead of taking several perennially wet depressions out of production, Jonesboro, Ill., farmer Collin Cain used 3D GPS land-shaping technology to eliminate the potholes and correct…

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OptiSurface Newsletter – 2016 Mar

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OptiSurfacing – A Key Farm Investment

Wade Bidstrup of Aloe Farming Co. in southern Queensland, explained how Optimum Surface Landforming is a key investment for increasing the profitability of their dryland grain farm at the Australian ABARES Outlook Conference. Transcript So we’re from Warra, which is on the Darling Downs. It’s about 250 kilometres west of Brisbane. We grow summer and…

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Record Harvest Becomes OptiSurface Landforming Software Partner

Jonesboro, Ark. and Nevada, Mo. (AgPR) March 1, 2016 — Arkansas-based OptiSurface, www.OptiSurface.com, Global Sales Manager Preston Marthey announces Record Harvest Enterprises, Inc., www.RecordHarvest.com, of Nevada, Missouri has become an OptiSurface Partner. Record Harvest will provide surface drainage solutions for clients using their patented 3D landform design software. GPS landforming is the reshaping of a fields topography to…

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OptiSurface Newsletter – 2016 Feb

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OptiSurface in the Netherlands

OptiSuface was featured in the Dutch Magazine Farm Forums last summer of 2015.  Here is the English translation of the section in page 16: PLANS OF A SURFACE CONTOUR ON THE MONITOR In a next step, the collected data can be used to draw up accurate planning.  The Opti-Surface module allows drainage areas or Levelling…

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OptiSurface Newsletter – Jan 2016

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