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Survey Stack Staging Updates 2

Here’s the progress for the week of June 17 – July 11! ✨ What’s new Features Fixes We also did a lot of additional scoping around offline use and expectations around that. We also scoped out work for Pasa which would really expand what you could do with spreadsheet or matrix type questions (link to […]

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Survey Stack Staging Release 1: Big UI Changes!

SurveyStack is going through some major updates over the next 2 months, funded through OpenTEAM over the last 8 months (thanks OpenTEAM!!!). We’ll have a blog post each week or two showing what’s new and what’s next, and this is the first one. NOTE — You won’t see these changes on surveystack.io yet! They are […]

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Revitalizing Earth: Strategies to Improve Soil Health and the Value of Soil Health Data

Dan TerAvest recently joined Ashley Hammac and Rita Abi-Ghanem for a webinar dedicated to exploring the vital topic of soil health and the power of soil health data!

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We are updating SurveyStack’s user interface and privacy settings this spring!

Over the past 18 months we have gathered feedback from many SurveyStack users (special thanks to OpenTEAM for their detailed feedback and continued support). Now we are beginning a major overhaul of the SurveyStack user interface (UI) and privacy settings in response to that feedback. In the first phase, which we hope to release in […]

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Tailoring Site-Specific Decision Support to Smallholder Farmers Using the Our Sci Reflectometer

Feature Photo by Marie-Soleil Turmel Background When we started Our Sci in 2017, one of the first tools we built was a low-cost, handheld Reflectometer. The Reflectometer was used by the Quick Carbon project at Yale University to map soil organic carbon (SOC) at the landscape scale, by the Bionutrient Institute to predict nutrients in […]

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Introducing the SAVR kit, enabling cost-effective measurements of soil respiration at scale

Feature Photo by Roman Synkevych on Unsplash Why we built it Soil respiration (aka soil mineralizable carbon) is a measurement that consists of rewetting air-dried soil, a short-term incubation (1-3 days), and then measuring the CO2 emitted by soil microorganisms during the incubation period. Soil respiration is considered a strong indicator of soil health, affecting […]

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Making Site Selection Simple: SoilStack’s stratification service is now automated

SoilStack users can now push fields and sampling locations into SoilStack via API, make stratification requests and receive sampling locations back within 1-2 business days.

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Building with the Common Profile

Icons of cooperative construction  – Photo by Shelby Cohron on Unsplash It’s been nearly a year since we first posted about the Common Profile. Since then, we’ve gotten so much excellent, experienced feedback from our partners & community members that we wanted to bring you an update. Thank you for working with us to build […]

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Updates based on Fellows feedback

Updates based on Fellows feedback Happy spring! Here are some recent developments we’ve made at Our-Sci, based directly on feedback from the OpenTEAM fellows. The fellows program began in 2022, with a goal of  “embedding systems of support to connect land stewards to the OpenTEAM technology ecosystem, simultaneously refining tools.”  Genna Fudin, the fellow working […]

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SurveyStack & farmOS Convention Schemas

SurveyStack & farmOS Convention Schemas If you missed the most recent farmOS community call, you can catch the recording here: farmOS Conventions Schema Discussion Greg and Octavio from the Our-Sci team presented the recent work they’ve been doing with systematizing conventions for farmOS using json schemas. If you’re interested in documentation, interoperability, or the nuts […]

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