Grain Farmers of Ontario

Precision Agriculture Advancement for Ontario

 

CHALLENGE

Investment in precision agriculture equipment is significant across Ontario; however, the agronomic, and geographic information science (GIS) areas are lacking research to demonstrate a return on investment (ROI).

SOLUTION

Niagara College built a web system called the Research Crop Portal to house and process farm data layers (yield, as applied, topography, etc.) into digitized maps that are compared and contrasted to support ROI and determine best practices.

Collaborators: 20 grain farmers, 8 agronomists/Certified Crop Advisors/agricultural consultants, and OMAFRA team members Nicole Rabe, Land Resource Specialist; Ian McDonald, Crop Innovation Specialist; and Ben Rosser, Corn Specialist.

 

 

Grain Farmers of Ontario was last modified: December 3rd, 2019 by cms007ad