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Erosion Control Banks & Waterway

Soil erosion in cropping land causes a loss of productivity, sedimentation in downstream areas and reduces water quality. It can be controlled by maintaining as much cover on the surface of the soil as possible and by managing run-off. When run-off occurs, it concentrates as it moves downslope towards drainage lines, creeks and rivers.  Whenever…

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Drainage Design Solutions of Different Topographies

Question: What is the best approach when designing fields for drainage? Answer: Based on our experience designing 100,000s of acres, we have come up with these rules of thumb: Flatter Fields Suit Landforming Alone: On fields with relatively low slopes (e.g. less than 0.5%) then there are often many small shallow depressions. Landforming is generally…

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OptiSurface Landforming Software – A Boon For NZ Farmer

Australian Landforming Software Boon to Kiwi Farmer as seen in Ag Contractor & Large Scale Farmer January/February 2017 Issue 98   WITH HIS 4AG LEVELLING BLADE AND THE LATEST AUSTRALIAN OPTISURFACE LAND-FORMING SOFTWARE A NEW ZEALAND  FARMER IS ACHIEVING PERFECT DRAINAGE AND  FALL IN EVERY PADDOCK. North Island farmer Jason Easton grows potatoes, onions,  maize …

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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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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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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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