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Welcome to the October 2018 OptiSurface Newsletter.

1 Million Acres Optimized!

We are excited to announce that a few months a ago we clocked over 1 million acres of optimised landform designs all around the world.

It's been a great ride since our inception almost 10 years ago.

Thank you for being a part of the journey and your efforts at permanently improving your farms or your clients farms.  

We have seen designs from over 15 countries, 20 crops in all sorts of climates, topography,  irrigated and unirrigated.   

Many clients rave about how Optisurfacing their fields results in a step increase in their productivity and profitability.  

Our vision, set 9 years ago, was and still is:

"25 million acres of agricultural land with improved drainage or irrigation feeding over 10 million people more than it was previously."

We have many acres to go but momentum is growing and we will get there over the coming decades thanks to you.

Thank you again for being an 'Innovator' (first 2.5% of the population that adopts technology as shown in image below).   Our next 10 years will be the decade of the  "Early Adopter".

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Source: Everett Rogers


As a thanks we are offering you a special deal for the month of November. See our new section, Deal of The Month, below for details.

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/

Deal Of The Month
50% Bonus Credits

Buy an OptiSurface Starter Pack or Credit Pack during the month of November and get 50% extra credits.

Simply buy from your dealer as usual and then forward your Licence ID to support@optisurface.com. Ed will generate an extra Licence ID for the 50% Bonus Credits and send back to you. You can activate both licenses on your computer as normal at any time.

Minimum Purchase: $1000   Maximum Purchase Per Client: $5000  

Deal Expires: 30th N
ovember 2018 Midnight in your time zone.

Any questions contact: support@optisurface.com    
News Of The Month
From our Twitter and Facebook feeds.

OptiSurface‏ @OptiSurface Jul 11

OptiSurface Case Study: Queensland Contour Banks - Designing Erosion Control Contour Banks with OptiLine http://www.optisurface.com/contour-banks/

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OptiSurface‏ @OptiSurface Jul 27

OptiSurface Case Study: "This is a completely different field! No more ponding, damping off, salt accumulation. The water goes in as evenly as it goes on." - Mark Dunn, Navada, USA http://www.optisurface.com/nevada-pivot/

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OptiSurface‏ @OptiSurface Aug 3

OptiSurface Testimonial: "OptiSurface allows us to give farmers a complete solution and being able to analyze that solution before implementing it" - Stephan Geldenhuys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVLI_2hO1ig&feature=youtu.be

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OptiSurface‏ @OptiSurface Aug 14

Sugarcane to Macadamia conversion using OptiSurface to achieve floodplain drainage while preserving topsoil. News story from "The Land" Newspaper: http://www.optisurface.com/macadamia/

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Design Of The Month

Smoothing a Melon Hole Field

This Melon Hole field needs to be smoothed out to eliminate ponding in gilgais with reasonable earthworks.

Existing Topography

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Existing Drainage Analysis

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Proposed Topography

The field was designed using OptiSurface 4Way allowing water to meaner across the field and exit to the boundaries. A ridge (red) subzone was used to prevent water from exiting to the west and let it follow the natural drainage path.

To reduce the large cuts, a subzone (brown) was used and the smoothing was reduced to 40 m/% while the rest of the field has the smoothing set to 100 m/%.

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Proposed Cut/Fill Map

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This resulted in less cuts where the brown subzones are and earthworks ended up at only 203 m3/ha.

Feature Of The Month
Definition:  Defines how rapidly the slopes can change. This effectively smooths the surface so the grade changes do not change too rapidly e.g. from minimum slope to maximum slope in a short distance.

A typical value is 100 m/% (300ft/%) but depends on how much soil you want to shift versus how smooth you want the finished design. The grade changes are calculated at every grid point.

For example, if the calculation grid spacing is set to 10m, and Smoothing Distance is set to 100 m/%, then at each grid point the slope can change a maximum of 0.1% (10/100). Eg from 0.1% to 0.2% at one grid point, then the next grid point it could go from 0.2% to 0.3%, etc

Note: You need to tick the tick box ‘ON’ to adjust the value and use this constraint in the calculations.

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The Cut/Fill Map shown below has the 'Smoothing Subzones' turned OFF to highlight the difference from the Cut/Fill Map shown above in the Design of the Month.

Areas with deep cuts and fills which are mainly due to the Smoothing Factor are lessened by reducing the Smoothing Distance.

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