This site was launched as a joint research project between the Ontario Potato Board and Weather INnovations Consuling LP.
The Ontario Potato Board is dedicated to providing consumers with delicious high-quality potatoes as well as being a resource of information and to address inquiries about potatoes, potato processing, storage, preparation and nutrition.
Weather INnovations provide information and decision support tools that improve the sustainability, consistency and profitability of agricultural production.
The objectives of this project are to:
- Evaluate and promote benefits or technology-assisted irrigation scheduling in potato production
- Improve grower understanding of technology-assisted irrigation scheduling, its benefits and how it’s applied
- Increase grower and public awareness of needs for more ecologically friendly farming techniques and the steps that are currently being taken in Ontario towards lower impact
- Provide value and decision support for potato producers, enabling them to make more informed decisions that are environmentally sustainable and financially beneficial