"Data So Local, It's Personalized" By Darren Clark Crop Sales Specialist AGRIS Co-operative - Tupperville
“How much rain did you get?” is a very popular opening to a conversation between farmers. This conversation has evolved over time as weather tracking has become more precise. We began recording rainfall by the quarter inch, then we became more accurate recording tenths of an inch. Now we have the ability to track rainfall to the nearest millimeter. How is this possible?
Three local Agri-businesses team up to create a uniquely local southern Ontario-based weather network to provide better field specific recommendations
AGRIS Co-operative Ltd., Wanstead Farmers Co-operative Co. Ltd. and Haggerty Creek Ltd. have initiated the AGGrower Daily Dashboard project to address the need for better and more accurate weather information that will enable growers to enhance their ability to identify, respond quickly and efficiently to climactic events, and ultimately better adapt to and manage day-to-day risk.
“This new tool, part of our Advanced Information Systems suite of programs, provides the growing conditions information needed to fine-tune operational and input decision-making ‘by crop, and by individual field’ using the 4R’s throughout the planting, growing and harvesting season”, explains project lead Dale Cowan, senior agronomist for the three participating firms.
The Southern Plains into the eastern Midwest will see rain Saturday. The western Plains and southern Rockies will see snow. Rain in the Delta will move across the Midwest Saturday night. » More DTN Weather Commentary
Posted at 2:21PM Fri Apr 28, 2017 CDT
Please contact your local Wanstead Farmers' Co-operative branch for more details.
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