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    Crop Hopper

    Crop Hopper

    The Crop Hopper is a zero turn lawn mower converted into a cultivation tractor. Its equipped with spinning weeders like a "Regi weeder" that are controlled by the operator's hands while steering with foot peddles. It also has hilling discs, rear tire sweeps and a high clearance compost/harvest cart. This machine is being developed to address the need for affordable precision cultivation equipment, especially on sloped and rough land.

    Heated Greenhouse Table

    Heated Greenhouse Table

    Heated greenhouse tables serve two main purpose on the small market garden veggie farm. First, it offers a place with a fairly constant temperature to ensure high germination rates. Not too unlike the Sweat Box Germination Chamber (http://farmhack.net/tools/sweat-box-germination-chamber), However, this tool allows us to continue growing the seedlings under optimal conditions until they get a bit stronger. Secondly, we can get some onion plants out to the greenhouse to free up room in our seedling room. We start onions and greenhouse tomatoes under lights in the basement, then move them out to the greenhouse when we are ready to start heating the greenhouse/nursery.

    Fido, the temperature alarm that sends text messages

    Fido, the temperature alarm that sends text messages

    Is your greenhouse getting frosty? How about too hot today? Is your fridge still on? Fido is a temperature alarm that will send you text messages that you can build for around $100. Solder together the Arduino based model or snap together the Raspberry Pi based model.

    Solar-powered Chicken Tractor

    Solar-powered Chicken Tractor

    Solar-Powered Auto-Driving Chicken Tractor.

    Open Irrigation Controller System

    Open Irrigation Controller System

    The goal of this project is to create a wireless and networked irrigation control system for greenhouses. The end goal is to provide a user-interface (UI) from which a farmer could see a map of their nodes, monitor their sensor readings, actuate valves in real-time, develop a schedule, and implement logic in response to sensor readings.

    Tool Template Wiki

    Tool Template Wiki

    A Suggested Wiki Template to effectively document tools. Remember that documentation is the technology's DNA that enables it to be reproduced and adapt, evolve and hybridize with other technology. To add a new tool use the "+Tool" button at the upper left of the page.

    Books

    Books

    This is a list of books that people have found useful in running a farm. Typically How-To or books explaining tools and techniques.

    Mechanical Garlic Breaker

    Mechanical Garlic Breaker

    One of the hardest tasks in the garlic farming business is separating or breaking the garlic bulbs into plantable cloves. Labor costs are high and most hired help quits before you have all the cloves you need to be planted and to be honest I don’t blame people for quitting. Just like any crop, the more you plant, the higher the potential for profits. Most garlic farms are small because it’s very time consuming from planting to harvest.

    "Folding Farm" Bike driven mobile produce trailer and display module

    "Folding Farm" Bike driven mobile produce trailer and display module

    "Folding Farm" is a bike towable and deployable produce delivery trailer. It was developed by the Sustainable Student Farm (SSF) and the Small Studio at the University of Illinois Urbana-Illinois. It has a tounge weight capacity of 500 lbs, which means a total towable payload of 300 lbs. It is used by the SSF to haul produce to a farm stand on the quad, an approximately 6 mile round trip. It folds down in transport, and then is deployable to look like the picture provided.

    Horse Drawn Snowplow

    Horse Drawn Snowplow

    This is a snowplow built by Donn Hewes at the Northland Sheep Dairy.