The no-till transplanter is an important tool in EFAO’s No-Till Vegetable Trials to show that no-till techniques can be successfully employed on a larger scale (>3 acre +) using machinery that is currently available.
Around two and a half years ago at an EFAO conference of 2017, a group of farmers along with a couple of scientists from the University of British Columbia embarked on a project. The aim of this project was to identify the technology needs of our farming community and to work together to develop a solution to meet those needs. Now the app has launched!
Now more than ever, we all need ways to connect, share ideas, and support one another.
Ken Laing of Orchard Hill Farm is working in cooperation with EFAO to trial a wide variety of no-till methods for organic vegetable production. We will be documenting the work in a series of blogs.
Farmers use (and have always used) lots of technology. In fact, farmers are the original ‘hackers’ – constantly tweaking or developing their own tools for their own unique needs.