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Welcome to the December 2018 OptiSurface Newsletter.

In our News we have the giant snowflake undergoing intense Runoff Analysis.

The Design Of The Month demonstrates even in a desert with center pivot there is a strong benefit with OptiSurface.

The Feature Of The Month shows the New OptiIrrigate Feature (Furrow Irrigation Optimization).

The Deal Of The Month gives 50% bonus area for OptiIrrigate Analysis.

Our help desk is lightly manned until the 7th of January. If you have urgent problems, we will be there.


Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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
Web:  www.optisurface.com  
News: www.twitter.com/OptiSurface
"Celebrating One Million 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/
News Of The Month
From our Twitter and Facebook feeds.


Nils van Tilbeurgh‏ @nilsvtilbeurgh Aug 22

Kilveren is still doing quite well despite heavy dry clods. Break anyway after driving over it. With @OptiSurface @Trimble_Ag @kjihgfe
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How to use OptiSurface's unique analysis tools to understand water problems before proposing solutions. OptiSurface Testimonial with Stephan Geldenhuys 4min Video: https://youtu.be/4MADaJiFiw0 via @YouTube
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Billy Beaudry‏ @Beaudrybilly Sep 11

Use to have 3 ditches in thisfield.Did @OptiSurface analysis, realize main slope is the other way of the ditches. Burried ditches no water left after 45mm rain!
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Tim Neale @TimNeale1 Sep 19

Mapping some serious melonhole country today with EM and topo. Getting seasick! Land levelling and EM soil mapping to make sure we dont expose hostile subsoils in the process . @data_farming
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OptiSurface‏ @OptiSurface Oct 3

"After a significant rainfall, I flew up on my plane and got some pictures. As far as you can see, ponds are gleaming in everybody's field. I looked into my field which I have just completed and there wasn't one pond standing on that field." - Jeff Kelly
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Optimise Your Farm With OptiSurface - News article in Australian Ag Contractor & Large Scale Farmer. Read it here: https://buff.ly/2yenNEn
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Optimise Your Farm With OptiSurface - News article in Australian Ag Contractor & Large Scale Farmer. Read it here: https://buff.ly/2yenNEn
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To celebrate our 1 Million Acre Milestone we have a special Bonus Offer for the month of November. Contact your dealer or support@optisurface.com for details. https://buff.ly/2SLHcVJ
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Paddock pills. Now to finish @OptiSurface levelling and get the sweetcorn planted #striptill #MicroFarm
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OptiSurface's Drainage Analysis is a powerful tool shows depressions and flow paths. Full details here: https://buff.ly/2LsZgE2
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OptiSurface Testimonial: "The most critical thing for us is to have good quality soil in the (tree) mounds. And because we didn't have to move too much soil I think we've done that." - Matthew Durack, NSW, Australia
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Cold nasty day for topo mapping for an optisurface design! #optisurface
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OptiSurface‏ @OptiSurface Nov 26

See Artificial Intelligence design this aerial drone chassis in this TED talk: "The incredible inventions of intuitive AI" https://buff.ly/2Dmsy34 , then see how farmers use AI for field topography optimization at http://optisurface.com #FarmersLeadingTheWorld #AI # AgTech
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Before and after topography optimization with OptiSurface Designer. Full details here: https://buff.ly/2LsZgE2
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OptiSurface‏ @OptiSurface Dec 14

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year From OptiSurface. Our support desk will be lightly manned until January 4th for critical issues.
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Design Of The Month
Solving Runoff and Ponding Problems in the Desert

The client is in Central Nevada and grow alfalfa and wheat under center pivots.

"This particular field was never properly levelled (landformed) and the many low and high spots cause ponding and runoff issues as well as increased disease and pest pressures in the low/tight spots."

The Existing Topography shows the undulating field and the low lying areas can clearly be seen as confirmed by the Drainage Analysis below.

Existing Topography

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Existing Drainage Analysis

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Proposed Topography

An OptiSurface 4Way was used to design the field.  This surface type allows water to meander across the field and exit to the boundary.

The minimum slope was set to 0.10% to improve drainage. This is higher than the usual 0.05% minimum as the pivot wheel tracks can create small furrows so increasing the minimum slope helps.

The maximum slope was set to 1.0% to reduce the risk of runoff particularly at the extents of the pivot where the application rate is highest. And a smoothing of 300 ft/% to improve overall design avoiding rapid slope changes.
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Proposed Cut/Fill Map

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The design was fairly straight forward - only the parameters in the boundary were used and no subzones were needed. Earthworks ended up at 177 yd³/ac (334 m³/ha).

So, even in a desert with center pivots there is a strong benefit to Optimum Surface Landforming™.
Feature Of The Month
Furrow Irrigation Optimization (OptiIrrigate)
Increase your profit by up to 100% per ML or ac/ft applied
Overview:  The Irrigation Optimization function allows the designer to calculate Irrigation Infiltration Depth Map, Irrigation Cutoff Time Map and Irrigation Inflow Rate Map.  The output allows for analysis of optimized furrow irrigation.

Watch this video as Graeme discusses this new feature.  You can watch it on youtube for better resolution up to 720p.

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See our Knowledgebase Article: 3.4.6 Furrow Irrigation Optimization (OptiIrrigate) for more details.
Deal Of The Month
Get bonus 50% of acres or hectares for any Furrow Irrigation Optimization paid for until January 31, 2019. Email us at support@optisurface.com to get started.
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