Record Harvest Enterprises Inc. of Nevada, Mo., has become an OptiSurface Partner, announced Arkansas-based OptiSurface, Global Sales Manager Preston Marthey. Record Harvest will provide surface drainage solutions for clients using their patented 3-D landform design software.
GPS landforming is the reshaping of a fields topography to predesigned 3-D surfaces using high accuracy GPS to control the blade height of the earth moving machine. It is typically done to improve surface drainage and water infiltration uniformity.
"We couldn't be more pleased with this relationship," says Marthey. "Record Harvest has an outstanding reputation for client service and we know they'll get the most out of OptiSurface Designer to minimize earthworks costs, optimize surface drainage, and maximize crop returns."
Steve Cubbage president of Record Harvest says, "We're excited to be able to offer our clients the benefits of using OptiSurface Designer landforming software. It fits with the firm's commitment to help each producer and every acre reach full potential through practical and profitable precision agriculture practices.
"Tom Taylor will serve as our water management lead," adds Cubbage. "The role fits him well as he has a background in agricultural engineering and surveying."
Agricultural engineer, Dr. Graeme Cox, CEO of OptiSurface adds, "Water has the biggest impact on crop yields and therefore farm profitability. Too little and too much water typically accounts for 80% of the yield variability in every field. Landforming can improve both by removing depression areas which result in water logging and smoothing the ground surface which promotes more uniform infiltration. We are also seeing some opportunities in erosion control as well."
Davco Optisurface, who develop the leading 3-D landform design software, OptiSurface Designer, have seen strong adoption recently as the concept catches on. "Our software has been used to design more than 500,000 acres worldwide," says Cox. That number of acres makes them the number one global 3-D landform design software. GPS Landforming is the latest precision agriculture tool to hit mainstream adoption by farmers looking to increase production and profits.