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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How To Optimize Sports Field Surface Drainage

The flexibility of OptiSurface Designer was recently highlighted in the design of a cricket field in Queensland, Australia. The survey and design was carried out by Larry Laurence of BMS Laser Sat. Thanks to Larry for the great photos. The resulting surface looks perfect.   Existing Topography Designed Topography Final design showing a smooth surface, with a…

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How to Improve Farm Profit With GPS Landforming – OptiSurface in Press

  OptiSurface Software has created over 400,000 acres of GPS landform designs around the world. Here are the top 8 things we have learned. Water is king.  80% of yield variability & profit loss is due to too much or too little water. Yield maps show this. Focus on optimizing water management first. Ponding kills…

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GPS Used To Design Field Drainage

by Ron Lyseng – 23 July 2015 The laser beam and tower-mounted RTK are already becoming obsolete as 3D GPS takes over the task of designing field drainage systems. The topographical accuracy of GPS has evolved to the point that land-forming and surface modification can be performed with less earth movement and lower costs compared…

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Save Money: Move Less Soil, More Water – OptiSurface in Press

Achieving good drainage doesn’t always require massive amounts of soil movement by Ron Lyseng – 23 July 2015 The cost to move soil for a surface drain ranges from $1 to $3.50 per cubic yard, depending on soil type and the distance the soil needs to move. That means a drainage plan that involves moving…

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The Benefits of Reshaping Fields

OptiSurface is a GPS land-forming design software that global sales manager Preston Marthey says involves field topography and three dimensional imagery. “We use high-accuracy GPS to control the blade height of earth moving machines.” OptiSurface was designed by an Australian farmer who was trying to fix ponding issues in his fields.  Marthey says the farmer,…

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