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Valuebound helped Farm Journal Media’s Greenbook to provide its end users with a user-friendly interface. Greenbook caters specifically to the North American region with 800 manufacturers listing ten thousand labels. Valuebound migrated this directory based site from a legacy based system to new architecture based on Drupal 8 for easy search of information, highly categorized indexing with options like active ingredient contained, label, crop, manufacturer, pest and so on.

Farm Journal Media is America’s leading business information and media company serving the agricultural market. Started 139 years ago with the pre-eminent Farm Journal magazine, the company serves the row crop, livestock, produce and retail sectors through 26 branded websites, e-newsletters and phone apps; 11 business magazines; 70 events; six nationally broadcasted television and radio programs; a robust mobile text marketing business; and an array of data-driven paid information products. Greenbook is owned and maintained by the Farm Journal Media. For more than 30 years Greenbook has collected, maintained, and disseminated the most useful plant protection chemical dataset available. Working in direct cooperation with pesticide companies Greenbook transforms product labeling into indexed, actionable data in an unbiased presentation, that is easily accessible.

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Problem being faced

The aim was to build a new label management system from the custom database Greenbook had been maintaining, for a superior authoring experience for the editors and a robust search system for its end users. Greenbook needed to deliver a website that would have data searchable by label, pest, manufacturer, pest and so on. It also needed to display latest news searchable by topic.

Wrap up

In terms of deployment timeframe, we were successful in reaching the target and the project only took 8 weeks of development time. We extensively used the Drupal 8 Configuration Management to have a synchronized configuration across all instances. We used Bootstrap custom layouts for nodes and views to get the desired structure for theming.