OptiSurface At The International Controlled Traffic Farming Conference

By Clarissa Collis Heavy rain over three days provided a wet backdrop to the first International Controlled Traffic Farming Conference held at the Empire Theatre in Toowoomba, Queensland, in late March. It was the beginning of three weeks of rain that caused more flooding across southern Queensland and northern New South Wales, and starkly emphasised…

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OptiSurface Newsletter – 2016 August

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OptiSurface Newsletter – 2016 July

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OptiSurface in Germany

OptiSurface was featured in a German website.  Here is the English translation of the section: Optimized arable land for more water efficiency Several good reasons to optimally prepare agricultural land, so that the factor of production water can be used more efficiently. In particular, the increase in extreme weather events, such as heavy rainfall, but…

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OptiSurface Newsletter – 2016 June

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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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