WM-Survey II Rice Levee ROI Calculator for Farmers

See how much time and money you can save using the Rice Levee Design subscription for WM-Survey II yourself, compared to working with a contractor. Minimize yield loss from weather-delayed planting by getting to work implementing levee designs right away. Eliminate the hours or days waiting for a designer to get back to you and a contractor to get started.

  • Yield Information
  • Planting Delay Costs
  • What percent chance is there that you will miss the optimal rice planting window due to contractor delays?
  • Contractor Levee Installation Costs

    What are your costs when working with a contractor?

  • How many feet of levees do you build per acre each year?
  • What is the total length of all levees you build per season?
  • This is how much the contractor charges you to maintain or rebuild the terraces on your farm.
  • Self-Built Levee Installation Costs

    What are your costs when you build your own levees?

  • What is your total equipment cost for the year? The total cost per year can Include: - Rental or ownership cost, repair & maintenance, labor, fuel, financing, interest, storage, taxes, insurance, opportunity cost, etc.
  • Number of tractor/levee disks, dozers, graders, or other earthworks equipment you run per day.
  • Rental or ownership cost (repair, maintenance, financing, interest, storage, taxes, insurance, opportunity cost, etc.) on a per hour basis.
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