GreenStart

GreenStart's mission is to foster a resilient energy and food system for New Hampshire by providing technical education and practical agricultural examples. An educational non-profit organization established in 2006, GreenStart sees food and fuel security as the end-product of a vibrant, sustainable agriculture system in New Hampshire.

New Hampshire has 40% of its land area in agricultural soils, yet farms only 10% and imports 95% of its food and fuel. New Hampshire has no significant petroleum resources. To feed and fuel itself from sustainable natural resources, New Hampshire must improve its soils while also improving production.

To achieve this end, GreenStart facilitates projects that
1) increase soil carbon “banking”
2) decrease energy inputs
3) increase both food and fuel outputs (positive energy and carbon balance)
4) promote “tight” cycling of nutrients
5) provide opensource access to appropriate knowledge, seeds and equipment

Location: 
Lee  New Hampshire
United States
Open Shop Tools
Stage: Ready to Build
Type:
"Smart Farm" tools
# of Topics: 70
Last Tool Wiki Update 09/03/2015
# of Wiki Edits: 24
Stage: Concept
Type:
"Smart Farm" tools
# of Topics: 0
Last Tool Wiki Update 08/05/2015
# of Wiki Edits: 12
Stage: Concept
Type:
Universal farm infrastructure/farm shop, "Smart Farm" tools
# of Topics: 5
Last Tool Wiki Update 07/08/2015
# of Wiki Edits: 34
Stage: Commercial Product
Type:
Planting, Soil management, Water, Energy
# of Topics: 2
Last Tool Wiki Update 07/01/2015
# of Wiki Edits: 23
Stage: Prototype
Type:
Energy
# of Topics: 2
Last Tool Wiki Update 03/22/2015
# of Wiki Edits: 12
Stage: Ready to Build
Type:
Universal farm infrastructure/farm shop, Harvesting, Planting, Soil management
# of Topics: 10
Last Tool Wiki Update 03/11/2015
# of Wiki Edits: 23
Stage: Ready to Build
Type:
Soil management, Planting
# of Topics: 2
Last Tool Wiki Update 03/02/2015
# of Wiki Edits: 6
Stage: Prototype
Type:
"Smart Farm" tools
# of Topics: 0
Last Tool Wiki Update 02/05/2015
# of Wiki Edits: 2
Stage: Prototype
Type:
"Smart Farm" tools, Universal farm infrastructure/farm shop
# of Topics: 3
Last Tool Wiki Update 01/15/2015
# of Wiki Edits: 12
Stage: Prototype
Type:
"Smart Farm" tools, Harvesting, Irrigation and Water Management, Planting, Pollinators / Honey, Post Harvest, Season extension, Soil management, Crop storage, Water, Energy, Universal farm infrastructure/farm shop
# of Topics: 13
Last Tool Wiki Update 09/17/2014
# of Wiki Edits: 2
Stage: Ready to Build
Type:
"Smart Farm" tools, Universal farm infrastructure/farm shop
# of Topics: 4
Last Tool Wiki Update 09/04/2014
# of Wiki Edits: 39
Stage: Ready to Build
Type:
Post Harvest
# of Topics: 6
Last Tool Wiki Update 07/03/2014
# of Wiki Edits: 19
Stage: Prototype
Type:
Universal farm infrastructure/farm shop
# of Topics: 4
Last Tool Wiki Update 03/21/2014
# of Wiki Edits: 17
Stage: Concept
Type:
Harvesting
# of Topics: 3
Last Tool Wiki Update 03/16/2014
# of Wiki Edits: 15
Stage: Prototype
Type:
Universal farm infrastructure/farm shop
# of Topics: 2
Last Tool Wiki Update 03/07/2014
# of Wiki Edits: 5
Stage: Prototype
Type:
Harvesting
# of Topics: 0
Last Tool Wiki Update 01/27/2014
# of Wiki Edits: 5
Stage: Concept
Type:
"Smart Farm" tools, Crop storage, Harvesting, Post Harvest, Universal farm infrastructure/farm shop
# of Topics: 0
Last Tool Wiki Update 11/16/2013
# of Wiki Edits: 1
Stage: Concept
Type:
# of Topics: 3
Last Tool Wiki Update 10/14/2013
# of Wiki Edits: 5
Stage: Commercial Product
Type:
Energy, Universal farm infrastructure/farm shop
# of Topics: 1
Last Tool Wiki Update 06/10/2013
# of Wiki Edits: 3

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Dorn's picture

A while ago I started a wiki that I think picks up on some of this. Perhaps we could start to document the features and use cases with it.

http://farmhack.net/tools/universal-adaptive-management-software#forum

I think adding in the Apitronics detail is very exciting. I am working on a diagram and some mock screen shots to illustrate some possible interface ideas. Many of the soil health measures, like penetrometers, have digital readouts with integration to gps. The management data from crop treatments coupled with on the ground soil sampling with environmental monitoring(moisture, pH, temperature etc), aerial imagery and still images and spectral data combined would give a wealth of potential systems information both for management and research. I see this as the missing link for making imaging really useful too - see

http://farmhack.net/tools/ifarm-imaging-agricultural-research-and-manage...

In some sense, every farm is already a research farm, but an online data platform would enable the gathering of more data and facilitate sharing of this data to feed into decision support tools etc...