Equipment profiles are provided to give new producers ideas and information on equipment use, safety, and tools to increase efficiency. They are not an endorsement of individual products. For more equipment profiles and other information for new farmers visit extension.psu.edu/start-farming and theseedfarm.org.
Paper Pot Planter
The paper pot transplanter is designed to allow small farmers to plant many small transplants such as onions in a short period of time. This video demonstrates set up and use.
Raised bed plastic layers are standard equipment on vegetable farms. This video shows set up and use.
Small scale farms often use hand push seeders. This video shows earthway, jang and European push seeders.
A spader is a conservation soil preparation tool. This short video demonstrates pros and cons, set up, and use.
Funding for this project was provided by a grant from the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA, Grant # 2009-49400-05869.