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OptiSurface Newsletter – 2017 March

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Welcome to the March 2017 OptiSurface Newsletter.

The News Of The Month features some drone video of OptiSurface landforming in action and a testimonial from a client in North Carolina. We also welcome our new partner who joined us this month.

The Design Of The Month shows the details of the Swiss Carrot Field.

The Feature Of The Month explains the how to use a OptiSurface 4Way with different Min Main Slope and Min Cross Slope.

If you have any problems or questions please reply to this email or call me on +61 405-686-425 (Australia) or Preston on +1 870-340-2020 (USA).

Regards
Graeme Cox & The OptiSurface Team
DAVCO OptiSurface
Mobile: +61 405 686 425   Skype: graemejcox
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“Celebrating 500,000 Acres of Optimized Agricultural Earthworks”
P.S. If you haven’t taken advantage of OptiSurface yet, we’re offering a special service where we will take your topographic data for a field and conduct some FREE analysis and design.  Go here to find out more: http://www.optisurface.com/nlt/
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News Of The Month

From our Twitter and Facebook feeds.

OptiSurface  ‏@Whyenbah  Feb 2
Finally getting stuck into some 3D lasering.@OptiSurface @desertr55 @VanderfieldAU

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We welcome our newest OptiSurface Partner in Arkansas! Find your closest OptiSurface Partner here: http://www. http://www.optisurface.com/find-your-partner/
We welcome our newest OptiSurface Partner in Missouri! Find your closest OptiSurface Partner here: http://www. http://www.optisurface.com/find-your-partner/
We welcome our newest OptiSurface Partner in Mississippi! Find your closest OptiSurface Partner here: http://www. http://www.optisurface.com/find-your-partner/

John Brealey  ‏@INNTAGRICA Feb 13
@OptiSurface en @INNTAGRICA. As it is necessary in most fields.
Ian Cunningham @marlofarm1 Deep ripping, 200mm and sheep not a good combination.

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Optimizing Surface Drainage In A Swiss Carrot Field
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OptiSurface  ‏ @Whyenbah Feb 24
Tidying up some melon holes!! Click image for video.

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OptiSurface  ‏@OptiSurface  Feb 28
Optimizing Surface Drainage in North Carolina with Craig Craft – OptiSurface Testimonial https://youtu.be/rdP9DojzvLM  via @YouTube. Click image for video.

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Design Of The Month

Swiss Carrot Field
This 10-ha field ponds heavily as the boundary forms a bowl shape trapping water in the field.  The farmer plants carrots over beds/furrows in E-W direction and would like to utilize the drain channel just outside the northern boundary.

Existing Topography
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Drainage Analysis
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Proposed Topography
Ponding was eliminated using OptiSurface 2Way with a ridge crossing the middle of the field.  Taildrains were added in the ends (east and west boundaries) to let water fall to the north where there’s an existing drainage channel.
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Proposed Cut/Fill Map
Earthworks ended up at about 400 m3/ha.  Higher than we would like but this field was a bowl and when your crop is worth $40k/ha it pays back easily.  For such a high value crop, it would also pay to strip the topsoil to say 100mm before doing the earthworks and placing the topsoil back.
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Feature Of The Month

OptiSurface 4Way Minimum Cross Slope
Overview:  Since OSDv2, OptiSurface 4Way allows to design different Min Cross Slope from the Min Main Slope. This is useful when you’re trying to drain the water across the direction of your planting furrows (mini furrows created by the planter, maybe 1in or 25mm high).

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