Growing a Better Farm

Research partnerships with Ontario Universities develop...

remote, online support software that uses sensors to provide real-time, localized data about field conditions to farmers, helping them to make better decisions about growing their crops. 

Anticipating Mother Nature has always been an important part of farming. Nipissing University researchers have created an online system to help farmers in Northern Ontario make more than informed choices about how conditions might affect crops. The system, called GeoVisage, was developed in partnership with Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp, Northeastern Soil and Crop Improvement Association, New Liskeard Agricultural Research Station, Cooperative Regionale de Nipissing/Sudbury Ltd, Leisure Farms, Agriculture and Agrifoods Canada, Gerald Beaudry, Denis Jibb, Koch Farms, Parsons Farms, Ferme Roberge, and Kevin Runnels. GeoVisage incorporates real-time and historical data from seven weather stations about air and soil temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, leaf wetness, and other important metrics for farm scale decision making. It also supplies soil maps, yield maps, and field imagery.

GeoVisage provides crucial information in the increasingly important agricultural regions of Temiskaming Shores, Verner and Cochrane.

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