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

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