NC’s Agriculture & Environmental Technologies Innovation Centre had two representatives at the Farms.com 2019 Precision Agriculture Conference & Ag Technology Showcase in London, Ont. early February.
Mike Duncan, PhD, the NSERC Industrial Research Chair for Colleges in Precision Agriculture and Environmental Technologies at Niagara College, showcased his work in AI, weather analytics and climate change during his presentation: “Precision Weather: How Sensors & Analytics Will Lead to Better Forecasts”
Senior Research Associate Sarah Lepp demonstrated NC’s Crop Portal, which, along with Duncan, is the co-architect. The Crop Portal is an interactive web software for farmers and consultants to access precision agriculture technologies. It is a major and ongoing project that houses and processes farm data, such as yield and topography, into visual digitized 3D maps, giving farmers and crop consultants detailed insight into their fields’ productivity variability.