Through this proposal, partners want to harness the power of data and predictions to give farmers better tools to be proactive about managing their crop and diminishing the impacts of weather uncertainty. The project will help growers in sequencing their fields for harvest against objective criteria (e.g., canopy health, wet spots, etc.) to maximize yield.
“This in turn supports the Canadian food supply chain overall, by reducing the need to source potatoes from other countries and reducing costs throughout the food value chain that, ultimately, impacts restaurant operators and consumers.”, explains Caroline Morissette, VP Data & Analytics.
“The data and predictions will also support production planning decisions at McCain, helping us optimize potato pile management, reduce waste and control costs."— Caroline Morissette, VP Data & Analytics