Globally, smart digital technologies have been recognised as the future of sustainable agricultural production. Electronics and computerised technologies such as sensors, satellite-generated digital imagery, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and robotics are among the agri-food enablers of the future. Success will require producers to access the tools to manage and use data efficiently to support farm management decision-making and to provide innovators access to the training data sets needed to validate and streamline the development and optimisation of digital technologies.

The overarching goal of this project is to collect data and develop a robust repository of different, validated, high-resolution, geospatial agronomic datasets. These will then support the ensuing development of field- and site-specific decision-making tools to reduce risks, ensure cost savings, and optimise production for farmers.

CAAIN Contribution
$1,236,673

Total Project Value
$2,777,893

Project Contact
Joy Agnew, PhD
Associate Vice-President, Research
Olds College
jagnew@oldscollege.ca

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