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    Home built no-till seed drill

    Home built no-till seed drill

    This is my home built no-till seed drill I use for planting legume mix winter cover crop seed in our stone fruit orchard. It produces very uniform seed spacing and depth with minimal soil disturbance, allowing optimum germination in our dry farmed environment.

    Cover Crop Roller

    Cover Crop Roller

    This tool is used to roll standing annual cover crops and crimp the stem to prevent regrowth and create a heavy mulch in place that can be planted through using no-till drills, planters and transplanters. This tool entry is based on the Rodale Institute's open source design, and updated by ADABIO

    Triangle quick-attach to 3 point hitch

    Triangle quick-attach to 3 point hitch

    This quick attach system enables more rapid and safer changing of implements than a standard three point hitch. The design also enables use of a standard three point hitch if the tractor side portion of the quick attach system is not installed.

    Slug Trap & Composter

    Slug Trap & Composter

    PROBLEM: Slugs are damaging crops and farmers are trying to kill the slugs. We found a way to efficiently trap slugs without hurting them, so that farmers don’t have to worry about crop damage. SOLUTION: Our solution is eco-friendly, and harmless to all slugs used.The trap is created by recycled materials found in most households. For our slug trap we use a plastic water bottle. Slugs are attracted to the yeast at the bottom of the bottle, and they go into the trap. We have a barrier so they can’t fall and drown in the yeast. We recommend having a trap every twenty yards. You must dig a small hole and insert the bottle for use. We also recommend having the top of the trap at ground level. The slugs are then put into your compost. Slug can be used for composting because they are organic decomposers. Vermicomposting is using worms to aerate and help decompose compost, so in place of worms our slugs will digest raw or organic materials. When taking the composted material into the fields, we recommend checking the composted material to make sure there are no slugs inside of it. ***This prototype and solution were created in response to the research component of a robotics competition. Thirteen seventh graders in South Louisiana were challenged with finding an innovative solution to a problem with a way that humans and animals interact. The students initially found that slug slime had healing properties and wanted to find a way to capture slugs in farm plots and bottle the slug slime to sell at farmer's markets.

    Multi-purpose cultivation implement

    Multi-purpose cultivation implement

    A multi-purpose implement for use with a single draft animal or smaller team. Known as "Anny's All-in-One" by the original creator www.siriholmberg.weebly.com

    Water Filter Biochar Generation System

    Water Filter Biochar Generation System

    Fabricating a 200 L Biomass Gasifier for Making Enhanced Water Filter Biochar: The basics of biomass gasification: a low-cost, user-friendly and environmentally sustainable method for making good water filter char from agricultural and forestry residues. Open access handbook available from Aqueous Solutions, www.aqsolutions.org.

    Guia de diseño para huertos Urbanos (Urban Agriculture Guide)

    Guia de diseño para huertos Urbanos (Urban Agriculture Guide)

    This was my thesis to get my Industrial Design Degree. It's a documental investigation, created to aproach people intersted is this theme. The guide can be read here http://issuu.com/serchq/docs/tesis_guia_para_disen__o_de_huertos

    The WiFi Farm Guide

    The WiFi Farm Guide

    Low cost farm wide WiFi to enable remote sensors and any other WiFi enabled device.

    Ndicea Nitrogen Management

    Ndicea Nitrogen Management

    I nicked it from the Louis Bolck Institue. I tried to find the copy right rules, but couldn't, so I expect an open source program to be open source. http://www.ndicea.nl/index.php It might be usefull for some of you guys, or maybe some digital wizard who want's to write some more coding in order for it to be even more usefull (eg more application with this one program)

    Organizers Call

    Organizers Call

    An organizational tool for connecting folks working remotely from a number of locations. Regular google hangouts. Ask to be invited to join us!