Tag: Leander Campbell

Tracking crop production from the sky leads to delicious rural finds

We’ve got the tech, so how far off are we from satellite imagery replacing Statistics Canada’s phone surveys? We’re half-kidding, but yes, some information formerly gathered through phone calls has already been shifted to remote sensing, says Leander Campbell, remote sensing specialist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC). You may not know it, but each year… Read more »

Satellites Helping Understand and Predict What Happens in the Field

Satellites are helping depict a clearer picture (literally) of what Canadian farmers grow each year. Accurately predicting and measuring production of each crop grown in Canada has been an ongoing quest for the grain industry and government agencies since farming began in North America. Or at least since the start of the 20th century when E.Cora… Read more »