Agroknow visits Canada to talk about big data in farms

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One of the fun things we did during our visit to Ontario this September was our meeting with Canada’s first NSERC Industrial Research Chair for Colleges: Dr. Mike Duncan. With a specialization in Precision Agriculture and Environmental Technologies, the five-year mission of Mike as a NSERC Chair was to develop data-powered solutions for provincial and national farming communities.

Mike, Gregor MacLean and the Agriculture & Environment Innovation Center team at the Niagara College are focused on developing new ways to gather, process and disseminate the massive amounts of data gathered each day from Ontario farms, including the use of an experimental unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and field sensors.

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Ifarma by Agrostis – a mobile app for agricultural farm management

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We were informed about a Greek application called iFarma back in January 2014, while browsing the news from e-agriculture.org (an amazing news aggregator for the agricultural sector). We saw a news item titled “Mobile applications for Agriculture can now speak Greek” and this title immediately caught our attention; not only it was not common news but also we thought that we should find out more about the app and the people behind it! The news item was about iFarma, an Android/iOS app for managing agriculture and dairy activities, developed in Greek by a Greek company.

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