News and Press releases

Here you can find current publications, press releases and release notes about the Micro-Farm Planner.

Scientific publications

Hackfort, Sarah. (2021). Patterns of Inequalities in Digital Agriculture: A Systematic Literature Review. Sustainability. 13. 12345. 10.3390/su132212345.

News articles / Press releases

Startup Rukola Soft UG. Comprehensive Software for growing vegetables.  (01/2022). Published in Gemüse Online: .

A young Startup from Niedersachsen changes the way to grow vegetables  (22.11.2021). Published in Neue Pressemitteilungen. Press contact: Uwe E. Nimmrichter.

The Micro-Farm Planner offers more than just a planning tool for garden centers. A young startup from Niedersachsen changes the way to grow vegetables (Gäa Letter 04/2021). Published by .

Release Notes

Spring wind for Micro-Farm Planner! We have again a release ready for you that allows the fastest planning and even forgives mistakes!

How does it work? With new functions and thoughtful planning:

New crops in the program?
Plan crop sets for the whole season now by entering the last harvest kW – add the start date of the first set, click on “Create” – done!

Nervous quick planners can breathe a sigh of relief in the cultivation calendar – drag and drop can now also be locked, just like in the fields.

Wrong input at the set and data overwritten? Finally an undo function! (from 35€/mon.) All entries and settings on the set and when editing multiple sets can now be undone.

Also: More overview of quantity and delivery weight!

  • Harvest recording now with conversion piece to weight (can be activated under Settings/Profile).

Quick planning:

1) Use the quantity editing and copy all your sets from 2022 to the current year with one click. Then adjust them if necessary.
2) Under Planning/Fields open “Add sets”. In the filter, select the field in the “Subsequent records from field”. Close the filter. All sets planned on the field in the previous year will be displayed as a copy in the current year and can now be planned on another field.

Good luck with your 2023 season planning!

The Spring 2023 release is here, with many helpful improvements and a new language pack!

Here are the new options:

In the Crop Calendar:


  • New sorting of crop colors, variety, set and field planning status by color in the Crop Calendar filter.
  • Option squeeze mode or static calendar view (selectable in settings)
  • Weekly statistics total bed meters and bed length multiples

Additional features:

  • Cross-area #day storage
  • Program in three new languages (Spanish, Italian, French)
    Please inform us about translation errors!

Attention, change from this version: no more display of the started last harvest week (it is now, regardless of the start weekday of the set, always the harvest period specified at the set in weeks displayed)

Last planning, revision and change to the season planning 2023!

At the beginning of the 2023 season, we have put together a release that has it all!

The program is now not only technically up to date, we have also optimized the look and feel in many places and improved the usability and…

…especially helpful new options to simplify the field planning:

  • Planning of single beds
    Planning of a record section
    Filter record copies of the previous year’s field planning (filter option “subsequent records of field”) – Please note: For this, the copy of the previous year’s record must have been created with “copy to new year”!
    In addition, there is now a task statistic with an overview of all tasks with total working times, assignment to sets and fields, notes from tasks (and export option from >35 €/mon) – Please note: If you have created user-defined roles, the new function must be enabled under Settings/RolesandRights/Statistics/Tasks, so that the users with this role can see the statistics and execute the export.

If you haven’t done so yet, now is the perfect time to start planning your 2023 season!


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