Precision Agriculture Management Zones
and Variable-Rate Fertilizer and Seed Digital Tools

Agricultural Robotics, Sensors,
and Data Collection

On-Campus Greenhouse, Aquaponics
and Horticultural Expertise and Resources

Research Crop Portal for agricultural
data mapping, processing, and analyzing

Agriculture & Environmental Technologies
Innovation Centre

In light of growing environmental and ecological pressures, Niagara College’s Agriculture & Environmental Technologies Innovation Centre team works with private and public sector partners to develop innovative solutions to address today’s challenges in precision agriculture, GIS, computer programming, sustainable food production, plant growth, horticultural practices, greenhouse operations, aquaponics, environmental management and renewable energies.


Greenhouse Technology Network accepting applications for applied research

The Greenhouse Technology Network (GTN) has arrived online with the launch of its website and is ready to accept applications for applied research from greenhouses and related technology businesses in southern Ontario. This Niagara College-led initiative (backed by FedDev Ontario) brings together research institutions: Research & Innovation’s Agriculture & Environmental Technologies Innovation Centre; University of Guelph’s Controlled Environment Research Facility; Vineland Research and Innovation Centre; greenhouse growers and technology providers.  VISIT WEBSITE →

Agriculture & Environmental Technologies Innovation Centre was last modified: April 29th, 2021 by cms007ad

We Specialize In:

  • precision agriculture

    • Precision Agriculture applications: Synthesize agricultural yield, elevation data, and other data to determine linkages and practices to reduce fertilizer inputs
    • Variable Rate Prescription algorithms and protocols for use on farms
    • Early-warning remote sensing technologies to protect tender fruit crops
    • Digital terrain analysis tools
    • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and data analysis applied to the agricultural industry
    • Sustainable food production: Aid local growers to increase their production and improve food quality
  • aquaponics

    horticulture & greenhouse

    • Hydroponics, aquaponics, integrated pest management, lighting technologies for growing
    • Greenhouse, hydroponic and aquaponic growing techniques to reduce inputs and increase efficiency
  • environmental-analysis

    environmental analysis

    • Water and/or soil analysis, with accompanying mitigation strategies
  • sustainability-solutions

    sustainability solutions

    Environmental solutions for corporate social responsibility

    • Utilize carbon management and accounting strategies to reduce environmental impact
    • Analyze products and processes to reduce waste
    • Business sustainability planning

Work with us

Niagara College’s Research & Innovation provides real-world solutions for business, industry and the community through innovation activities.
For more information on these opportunities, contact Research & Innovation.