800ha OptiSurfaced for Lateral Move and Drip Irrigation

Davco Farming completed 800ha (2000acres) of Optisurface Landforming in 2009 on 'Oaky' in North Queensland, Australia.

The area is made up of 9 fields of approximately 88ha each which will be irrigated by lateral move and/or subsurface drip irrigation. The design surfaces are made up of OptiSurface 1D (single direction drainage) and OptiSurface 2D (two direction drainage). The field will grow sugar cane using the Davco Precision Farming System. The image below is an example of a OptiSurface 1D design, shown in 3D perspective view.

Davco Farming will continue to apply OptiSurface to develop 'Oaky'. Visit davcofarming.com for more info about the the Davco Precision Farming System.

Originally posted by Graeme Cox, PhD of Precision Agriculture, BAE, Director of OptiSurface
http://optisurface.ning.com/profiles/blogs/800ha-optisurfaced-for-lateral
 

General

  1. Export To Field Level .gps File From UTM Coordinate System
  2. How Often Does The Earthworks Need To Be Done?
  3. GPS Accuracy Affected by Solar Activities
  4. Is OptiSurface Compatible with John Deere?
  5. Is GPS Accurate Compared to Laser?
  6. Is Cellular RTK Networks Accurate Enough for GPS Landforming?
  7. Error 5013: Activation Failed
  8. Trimble FMX User Guide
  9. Effects of Topsoil Removal and Redistribution on Irrigated Crop Production
  10. Error Code: ERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND
  11. OptiSurface Designer on Apple Computer
  12. Earthworks Conversion Chart (Metric to Imperial) & Planar/OptiSurface Comparison
  13. How to Check Your System Specification
  14. OptiSurface Designer and John Deere's APEX
  15. Designs Generated with OptiSurface Designer
  16. Legend Way Off Screen
  17. Error 5022: System Clock Invalid
  18. Error 9103: Exception Code 8 - Licence Validation Failed
  19. Error R6030: CR7 Not initialized
  20. Error Code 2: OSD Activation Failed
  21. Computer Only Running at 30% of the CPU Capacity
  22. French Manual for OptiSurface Designer
  23. Introduction to OptiSurface Landforming
  24. Using the Lay of the Land to Let Water Drain From A Field
  25. The Benefits by Using OptiSurface Design Software
  26. Draining Surface Water Using OptiSurface Designer
  27. Difference Between OptiSurface Designer Software and the Trimble and Deere Solutions
  28. OptiSurface and Auto-steer GPS: Key to Cost-Effective Erosion Control
  29. 800ha OptiSurfaced for Lateral Move and Drip Irrigation
  30. The Disadvantage of Practicing Multiple Grade Designs
  31. Why You Don't Want Ditches in Your Field...
  32. Connecting Pot Holes to Drains
  33. Dongle Or Licensing System
  34. OptiSurface Designer System Requirements
  35. Hardware List Providing the Best Service and Getting the Most out of OptiSurface Designer
  36. Computer Operating Systems
  37. One or Two Scrapers
  38. Base Station Mobility
  39. Base Unit Distance with GPS Receivers On Scrappers
  40. Getting the Information to the GPS Units on the Scrapers in the Field
  41. Downloading Maps to the Equipment / Machine
  42. Implementing Designs for the Field
  43. What Machine Control Hardware is OptiSurface Designer Compatible With?
  44. Base Station and Line of Sight with the Scrapers
  45. One Base Station with Multiple Scrapers
  46. Training Topics
  47. Two Legends Visible
  48. Auto-Backup Files
  49. Speed Up the Display Graphics (eg Zooming and Panning)

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