We are going to be starting work on a new module for farmOS specifically aimed at making common crop planning processes easier. This is something that has been discussed for a long time and we finally have some sponsored funding to get it off the ground.
To be clear, farmOS already has the ability to track Planting assets and their seedings/transplantings/inputs/harvests throughout the season. What this module will add is an overarching concept of a “Crop Plan” that organizes these more granular records together. It will provide higher-level UIs for managing the plan as a whole, and all of the assets and logs that are part of it, similar to some of the other “Plan” types that have been developing recently (Grazing Plans, Forest Plans, Nutrient Plans). The idea of a “Crop Plan” predates all of those - we just haven’t had the resources to dive into it until now. Many of those other projects laid some of the groundwork for “Plans” more generally in farmOS, as well as taught us some important lessons. So the timing is right - and I know a lot of folks have been patiently waiting for this.
The scope and timeline is still being determined - but we are tentatively planning to complete the first phase by Fall 2020. We may have beta releases before then, and look forward to getting feedback from the community.
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