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    small scale egg washing

    small scale egg washing

    A summary of exisiting egg washing technologies and some discussion of merits/goals of small scale egg washing, hopefully some designs and prototypes to follow...

    Mobile Mechanized Hops Harvester

    Mobile Mechanized Hops Harvester

    This mobile hops harvester was developed to bridge a gap for nascent Northeast US hops growers between hand picking and larger investment in a stationary harvester. It was developed by a team of farmers and brewers along with an agronomist and an engineer.

    Biketractor

    Biketractor

    Bike tractor used for weeding, planting, harvesting, hoeiing, marking rows,..

    Prone Position Weeder/Harvester Workstation

    Prone Position Weeder/Harvester Workstation

    Field tool used for ergonomic harvest and weeding. Could be used also for transplanting or any ground-level "stoopwork"

    Prone Farm Mobility Vehicle

    Prone Farm Mobility Vehicle

    To improve farm mobility and harvest ease, especially for wheelchair farmers. A prone harvest/ planting/ weeding vehicle

    Modified Berry Picker/path weeder

    Modified Berry Picker/path weeder

    A modified berry picking design where the user lays in a prone position hovering over a row crop and weeding or harvesting. The wheels sit in the pathways as the user moves through the row. The cultivator blade removes weeds from pathways.

    Mechanical Garlic / Cultivar Planter

    Mechanical Garlic / Cultivar Planter

    As a garlic farmer, we all know it is a very time consuming hands on type of planting and harvesting. It's difficult to find specific equipment since this farming industry is small. I knew there had to be a better way and I needed to bring this industry into the 21st century.

    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.

    "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.

    small axial flow combine harvester

    small axial flow combine harvester

    This tool is for documenting small scale axial flow threshing systems, harvest heads, and grain/bean separating approaches that could be used to retrofit existing combines and facilitate local manufacture of parts or even whole combines suitable for research and harvesting small plots of grains and oilseeds.