Prairie farmers are being asked to take part in an online survey on precision agriculture to help advance innovation in Canadian farming.
The survey, which runs until March 4, focuses on precision agriculture tools that western Canadian farmers use or are considering using in 2017, as well as barriers they face in adopting the technology. Results from the survey will help promote innovation and to develop future policies and programs. A similar survey was recently conducted in other regions of Canada.
To take the survey, go to www.surveymonkey.com/r/precision-ag-western-canada.
Summary results will be available in April 2017, and shared with western Canadian grower associations, industry stakeholders, and farm media. The survey is being funded by and conducted for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. For more information, contact Dale Steele at [email protected] or 403-382-8328.
Precision agriculture covers a range of devices to collect information and the geospatial tools to enable site-specific management of food production. The survey will cover all components of precision agriculture, from simple GPS guidance to advanced ‘big data’ systems.