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iFarm (Imaging For Agricultural Research and Management) field day

by dorncox |

Help and learn about documenting regenerative agricultural systems using open source tools in collaboration with Farmhack.net and GreenStartnh.org.

On Sat, May 18th at noon, folks will be gathering in Lee, NH to test many iFarm technologies and techniques, including NDVI, and Spectral analysis. A farmhack tool wiki has been started for this purpose.

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

Images from last year's event can be found here:

http://publiclab.org/notes/cfastie/10-29-2012/agricultural-mapping

http://publiclab.org/notes/cfastie/5-31-2012/3d-model-meshlab

http://publiclab.org/map/cover-crop-trials-low-altitude-map-lee-new-hampshire/2012-05-23

There will be ample opportunity to put cameras and digital equipment in the air with balloons, kits and aircraft to document cover crop and grain trials and silvopasture treatments (forest management where grasses are being established in the understory). The trials are part of the sustainable agriculture program at the University of New Hampshire and as part of the PhD program for Dorn Cox of Green Start (http://www.greenstartnh.org). Dorn Cox hopes this will make the data more accessible for presentations, develop quantitative methods for image analysis, and facilitate data and systems knowledge exchange. Stick around afterwards to share project ideas and discuss open source hardware and software and for a potluck BBQ around the big grill at the farm ?.

Location and Time

Saturday, May 18, 2012 @ noon Meet at 59 Randall Rd, Lee NH and then off to the fields.

Contact

Please use this forum to discuss the event or call Dorn Cox at 603.781.6030 to RSVP.

(Image by Chris Fastie)



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2 Comments

I'll definitely be there!


Partial iFarm head count, 12 names below:

Ned Horning, Chris Fastie, VT, camping Don Blair, Amherst, camping Craig Versek, Providence, camping Jeff Warren, Lia, Seth, Sommerville, camping Matt Brockman, Amherst? , camping Will Ward, Dover Hunter King, Amherst? Jake Wheeler, Boston? Jiansheng Feng (maybe), Boston

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