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Welcome to the OptiSurface Newsletter for May 2020.

We are proud to release OptiSurface Designer V3! Click here to see Release Notes with video and download it.

In our News are some of the clients and partners we visited on our recent travels.

The Design Of The Month is Alberta Pothles which combines landforming and ditching.

The Feature Of The Month demonstrates the new Ditch Network Design feature.


Don't forget to check our Deal of The Month, Referral Offer and Classifieds at the bottom of the email.

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

 
Regards
Graeme Cox & The OptiSurface Team
DAVCO OptiSurface
Mobile: +61 405 686 425   Skype: graemejcox
Web:  www.optisurface.com  
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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/
News Of The Month
From our Twitter and Facebook feeds.

OptiSurface @OptiSurface Mar 2

Jeff Kelly from Kelly Farms in Walnut, Illinois fixing surface drainage problems on another of his fields, a few months ago.
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OptiSurface @OptiSurface Mar 9

It was great to catch up with Harold Poignant from River Valley Pipe LLC in Lacon, Illinois to discuss how optimum surface landforming can complement tile drainage.
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OptiSurface @OptiSurface Mar 12

The problem we solve in farmers words: "This field has low slopes and many depressions resulting. We had a very wet spring and needed to get some seed in the ground before the next rain. 90% of the field was ready so we decided to sacrifice the 10% that was wetter."
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OptiSurface @OptiSurface Mar 16

It was great to catch up with Leon Wendte from Effingham, Illinois and discuss improving his surface drainage project.
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OptiSurface @OptiSurface Mar 19

Good to meet NDrip‘s Australian team to discuss low pressure drip for DAVCO Farming projects and collaboration with OptiSurface to get field topography optimized with lower earthworks.
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OptiSurface @OptiSurface Mar 23

It was great to catch up with Justin Fleck from Precision Ag Visions in Rochester, Illinois 6 months ago to discuss the OptiSurface projects he has had on the go.
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OptiSurface @OptiSurface Apr 1

We are proud to announce, we have been commissioned to OptiSurface the ‘Field of Dreams’, Iowa, USA. Design Subzones and breaklines were critical to winning the project so we could faithfully recreate the famous field.
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Solving drainage and erosion problems on a field in Iowa with OptiSurface.
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OptiSurface @OptiSurface Apr 13

Turf or Sod farmers love OptiSurface to get every square foot of their fields smooth and to drain perfectly.
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OptiSurface @OptiSurface Apr 20

Poor surface drainage in this vegetable field causes a myriad for problems from machinery access to variable crop quality and yield.
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OptiSurface @OptiSurface Apr 27

Our original OptiSurface user in Quebec since 2012, Donald Lambert, OptiSurfacing a 300ac field.
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Design Of The Month
Alberta Potholes
Combining Landform and Ditching

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The field is located in Canada with large depressions scattered all over the field as shown in the Ponding Map below.

Existing Topography

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Existing Drainage Analysis

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As the Existing Topography is somewhat rolling or undulating, a pure landforming solution is not the best option. On the flip side, a pure ditching solution is not the best option either because ditches are always cutting and end up deeper than they need to be if some filling in depressions can be achieved.

So an OptiSurface 4Way was used to design the field.  This surface type lets water meander across the field and exit to the boundaries. In addition, a Ditch Network Design was calculated to create guidelines where water will be passing through.

The image below shows the combines ditch network and landform design.
Proposed Topography
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A typical long section is shown below along one of the longer ditches through this field.
Ditch Long Section
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Cut/Fill Map

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The cuts and fills only occur where earthworks is absolutely required. The cuts and fill also balance which means the lowest possible volume of earthworks is required and the cuts for the ditches are at the lowest possible which makes them easier to farm through and maintain.

Calculated earthworks (cut volume) on average is only 39 yd³/ac, which  is an extremely efficient design.
See more details and watch the explanation of the design here.
Feature Of The Month
Ditch Network Design
The ditch network design can produce a ditch network that drains the field with the lowest possible earthworks as demonstrated in this video.
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Deal Of The Month
Get your OptiSurface Designer Starter Pack for only $497 until the end of June 2020. Email us at support@optisurface.com to get more information.

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Classifieds
We have clients looking for experienced earthmoving operators in Africa, France, Australia and USA. If you're interested, contact support@optisurface.com
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