Illinois Grain Field
Drone Captures Video Of Drainage Improvements
Location: Illinois, USA
Field Area: 151 ac or 61 ha
Irrigation: Dryland/rainfed with no furrows.
"Customer is extremely happy because it's way better than previously."Justin Fleck
Consultant, Precision Ag Visions LLC
This field experiences water logging issues creating small ponds of water scattered all over the field affecting yield and machinery efficiency.
Existing Drainage Analysis Map
Design Parameters and Results
This field is designed to eliminate the ponding issues using OptiSurface4Way. This surface type lets water drain out of the field to any direction which is best suited for dryland fields.
Drain water is not allowed to drain to neighbor's field in the east so a 'Ridge' subzone (shown as red polygon) to prevent water draining out there.
The initial design had deep cuts near the road along the north and west boundary that the road commissioner called them out. To fix the drainage issues without having these deep cuts, the green subzone were added and the maximum cut was limited to 6 inches for that areas.
These parameters were used for the design:
This resulted to Cut Volumes of 12,070 yd3 and only 80 yd3/ac of earthworks!