Water Management With SMS Tile Plan Editor

Melissa SandfortAg Leader, Insights Weekly

Insights Weekly

One of the new features that Ag Leader is excited to release in version 12.5 of SMS Advanced is the new Water Management Module for tiling. This new optional editor allows growers to design tile drainage systems in a field by utilizing RTK level GPS elevation data. Growers can utilize any reference layer such as soil survey data, harvest data, planting and imagery to assist in the design process. Using these layers allows growers to strategically place tile in the areas where it’s needed most.

The editor allows constraints to be set on how shallow, how deep, and the minimum grade to maintain adequate water flow. If growers have drawn lines or collected data that doesn’t have a flowable solution, they are provided a warning and details on how much interference exists. The constraints can then be changed or users can draw the line in a different location.

This editor allows for growers to make several designs to compare drainage plans for the amount of tile needed, and which plans allow the most grade. As time goes on, Ag Leader will continue to add features and tools for other Water Management plans in SMS. Contact Ag Leader today about this new module to see how this can benefit your operation.

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