Precision Agriculture Advancement for Ontario
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).
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.