Drone Video Checks OptiSurface Landforming Result

This video shows how OptiSurface fixed the drainage problems of this field.  Neighboring fields clearly show water logging issues in the area, while this field have fixed them up.  Few remaining ponded areas can be seen in the video which are discussed in the Post Operation Analysis section below. Special thanks to Justin Fleck of…

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Trimble WM-Form Review & OptiSurface Comparison

Summary Trimble WM Form is a significant improvement over Trimble Multiplane software however it falls well short of OptiSurface Designer (the leader in this segment for a number of years). Significant limitations of  Trimble WM Form compared to OptiSurface Designer include: More expensive and offers less functionality than OptiSurface Designer Any direction drainage designs (e.g. dryland drainage) are unusable because it…

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Using a Design Subzone for Taildrain Design

There is often a need to take surface runoff away from a optisurfaced field in a controlled manner. An example is a taildrain at the lower end of the field. The taildrain maybe required to flow in one direction where as the basic OptiSurface design at the lower end of the field could run in…

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Poor surface drainage is costing you money – but optimizing field drainage is the solution

Here’s a recent story published in T&C south… Poor surface drainage is costing you money – but optimizing field drainage is the solution THE recent spate of wet growing seasons has highlighted the impact poor field drainage can have on crop production. Water-logging due to water ponding on the ground surface is common on the…

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OptiSurface Used to Improve Potato Production in Finland

Lilja Farms Inc., located in South Ostrobothnia Ylihärmä, Finland, produce about 3 million pounds of potatoes each year.  The farm cultivates the land with accordance to sustainable development and give the land more than what they take. Lilja Farms were looking to improve their field surface drainage.  OptiSurface Designer was used to calculate the optimized…

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OptiSurface, revolutionary field drainage software

Water logged soils have cost producers millions in Western Canada over the last five years.  Even temporary water logging can cause up to 100% yield loss depending on the crop and length of time under water. There has been a trend towards more site-specific tile drainage and even land leveling to fix drainage problems. While in…

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Using RTK GPS and OptiSurface software to manage deep and rutted wheeltracks in CTF and raised bed systems

By Tim Neale (Director) PrecisionAgriculture.com.au Email: info@precisionagriculture.com.au , Phone: +61428157208 Presented at the   First International CTF Conference 25 – 27 February 2013 Toowoomba Queensland, Australia ABSTRACT Deep and rutted wheeltracks often occur in CTF (Controlled Traffic Farming) systems, as a result of the vertical soil compaction under the track, as well as the improvement of soil…

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GPS Coordinate System Check

GPS Coordinate Systems Check Table   Figure 1:  Use this table to easily check your data points and it’s margin of error.  Just click the image to download the formulated-ready to use table for your calculation. Click here to download spreadsheet.     Transcript A common question being asked is “Can I survey with any…

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High Productivity Pulldozer OptiSurfacing Melonhole Country

Updated 2 Oct 2013 Nev Boland has been busy OptiSurface landforming a 350ha (875 acre) field on the family farm at Moonie Queensland, Australia.  “Melonholes are irregular depressions ranging in depth from 30cm to 150 cm deep and 1 to 15m across , which can really spoil your day if you are farming them in rainy…

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Co-Founder David Cox receives Precision Farmer Of The Year Award

#OptiSurface Co-Founder David Cox receives Precision Farmer Of The Year Award at #ICPA12 pic.twitter.com/DbxAnNUN

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