Data Driven Decision Agriculture
Weather INnovations (WIN) started in 2000 at the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus as Ontario Weather Network or OWN. OWN was quickly renamed to Weather INnovations as it grew into a global company as WIN currently operates weather and environmental sensory equipment at over 1500+ locations throughout Canada, the U.S. and Europe.
WIN specializes in providing turnkey weather-based monitoring and modeling solutions for agribusinesses, producer organizations, government agencies, and researchers. WIN makes models and data easy to use by incorporating innovative research with site-specific applications and then delivering outputs through interactive web interfaces.Read More
Products and Services
Weather INnovations tools are designed to assist growers in making more informed decisions. WIN distributes and deploys weather stations and sensor technology to collect high quality data for our decision support tools. We capture weather data with the capabilities of rendering various graphical representation for accumulated rainfalls, deviations from previous years, crop heat units, soil temperatures and much more.
Decision Support Models
Weather INnovations advisory tools are designed to assist growers in making more informed decisions and making more efficient use of resources while also reducing management stress . WIN's Decision Support Models including spray timing and scouting for insects are based on site-specific weather forecasts. Weather-based disease modelling solutions are also part of WINs toolkit including BEETcast™ and TOMcast™ for diseases in sugarbeets and tomatoes as well as disease models for a varierty of other crops. Our models are made available to everyone on decisionfarm.ca to ensure farmers have the environmental information they need to make more informed management decisions and increase profitability on the farm.Read More
Weather INnovations specializes in providing high quality and timely weather data to our clients. Observed weather data from our network of stations allows for accurate site specific customized data solutions. Forecast weather data is required to fill in gaps where stations do not exist and to drive some of our key models including SPRAYcast. Crop Heat Unit (CHU) and Growing Degree Day (GDD) are calculated using temperature values and are used to assist growers to select suitable hybrids and varieties and determine how the season is progressing. While rainfall data is important to understand how much water crops receive, Evapotranspiration (ET) data can be equally as important to show how much moisture is being lost and can be helpful with proper timing of irrigation.Read More
WIN’s continually expanding environmental monitoring network includes weather stations spread across Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Michigan and Western Europe. Various sensors capture high-quality data used in many of WIN's weather and crop related models designed to assist growers throughout the season. Some of the network is deployed for water and infrastructure monitoring projects ranging from stream level monitoring, water pressure/valve monitoring, flood monitoring, Temperature and moisture monitoring of grain bins, and Temperature inversion towers.Read More
GIS & Mapping
GIS(Geographic Information Systems) is a powerful tool for interpreting and representing the data we collect.The ability to look at data represented on a map or chart can bring concepts and patterns into focus that might otherwise be lost when looking at raw data. Weather INnovations mapping includes rainfall, crop heat unit (CHU), temperature, overnight low, deoxynivalenol (DON), Disease Severity (DSV), Fusarium Head Blight Risk and more. WIN can also create customized maps to suit your needs.Read More
DecisionFarm delivers the latest in weather-based online agronomic advisories for many field and specialty crops. Growers can log-on to DecisionFarm.ca by creating a free profile. You can then identify and save field locations to view weather forecasts, agronomic models and interactive CHU and GDD reports for your exact locations. From planting to harvest, DecisionFarm has the weather and agronomic information you need to make more informed on-farm decisions throughout the season. Sign up for free and access your current field-level weather information on DecisionFarm.ca.
Equipments & Technologies
Weather INnovations employs and distributes various brands and types of high-quality monitoring equipment in each of our monitoring networks to match the needs and requirements of the project to the most appropriate technology, equipment or sensors.
WIN's technology solutions include automated telemetry equipment, individual sensors for existing networks as well as full service installations and programs.Read More
Weather INnovations has been fortunate to work on various projects over the years that include but are not limited to crop insurance programs, disease monitoring, research and crop monitoring. Some of these key ongoing projects listed below demonstrate WIN's capabilities of managing large weather networks and delivering accurate and timely site-specific data to our clients.
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