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Free and Open Source Software for Farming

  • 08-11-2021 5:11pm
    Registered Users Posts: 5,263 ✭✭✭ emaherx

    Anyone come across good free / open source software for the farm?,

    I'm thinking of dropping the subscription service I'm currently using and FarmOS looks to tick a lot of boxes, the biggest draw back is it won't have Agfood/ICBF integration but I don't think that is too big an issue since DAFM released a calf registration app and I always use Agfood for movement certs anyway. I'm testing it at the moment and have it running as a webserver on a Raspberry Pi, it covers animal records/medication/weighing etc, Farm mapping and field input recording and more.

    I'm also playing with AgOpenGPS as an opensource GPS system for spraying/fertilizer spreading, although it will be spring before I get to test it out properly.


  • Registered Users Posts: 807 ✭✭✭ mr.stonewall

    Would be interested in hearing the approach and hardware you are planning on using for the GPS

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,263 ✭✭✭ emaherx

    So far I have an old tablet laptop and cheap GPS dongle, I'm sure it won't be accurate enough for most tasks, but allows me to test the software.

    Haven't yet decided on the GPS unit I'll use, but I'd like section control at least on the sprayer boom, probably won't need full autosteer but we'll see how it goes.