Agriculture

Canada Census of Agriculture

The Canada Census of Agriculture mapping application displays the Census of Agriculture data using the geographic boundary of the Consolidated Census Sub-division (CCS). Using the Census Mapper tool, information is provided in many different ways including Number of Farms Reporting, Number of Acres, Number of Hectares, Number of Animals, and Number of Operators within the CCS boundary for Canada.

Weekly Best-Quality Maximum NDVI Anomalies

This application presents the Weekly Best-Quality Maximum-Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) anomalies for Canada’s agricultural extent. The data is created daily and is averaged for the ISO standard week. Each pixel value corresponds to the difference (anomaly) between the mean n-year “Best-Quality” Max-NDVI of the week specified (e.g. Week 18, 2000-2014) and the “Best-Quality” Max-NDVI of the same week in a specific year (e.g. Week 18, 2014). Max-NDVI anomalies < 0 indicate where weekly Max-NDVI is lower than normal.

AAFC’s Agroclimate Map Selector tool – Historic Agroclimate Conditions

Description: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Agroclimate Map Selector is an online interactive tool on the Drought Watch website which allows users to select and view a large and ever-growing collection of agroclimate map products by specifying a region, product-type and timeframe of interest. AAFC’s current collection of near-real-time (NRT) agroclimate maps consists of more than 300 distinct products; more than half of these are updated daily; the rest are updated on longer time frames including weekly, monthly, seasonal and up to annual.

AAFC’s Agroclimate Map Selector tool – Current Agroclimate Conditions

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Agroclimate Map Selector is an online interactive tool on the Drought Watch website which allows users to select and view a large and ever-growing collection of agroclimate map products by specifying a region, product-type and timeframe of interest. AAFC’s current collection of near-real-time (NRT) agroclimate maps consists of more than 300 distinct products; more than half of these are updated daily; the rest are updated on longer time frames including weekly, monthly, seasonal and up to annual.

Spatial Density of Major Crops in Canada

This application shows the areas where major crops (Cereals, Barley, Corn, Canola, Wheat, Pulses, Oats and Soybean) can be expected within the agricultural regions of Canada. Regions with higher spatial density for a certain crop have a higher likelihood to have the same crop based on the previous years mapped crop inventories. Higher spatial density values represent higher likelihood to have crop based on analysis of the AAFC annual crop inventory data from 2009 to the current year.

Percent Saturated Surface Soil Moisture from SMOS Satellite Data

This application presents the volumetric soil moisture (percent saturated soil) for the surface layer (<5 cm) data. The data is created daily and is averaged for the ISO standard week and month. The data is produced from passive microwave satellite data collected by the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite and converted to soil moisture using version 5.51 of the SMOS soil moisture processor. The data are produced by the European Space Agency and obtained under a Category 1 proposal for Level 2 soil moisture data. The data are gridded to a resolution of 0.25 degrees.

Canadian Drought Monitor

This application depicts areas within Canada affected by drought. The Canadian Drought Monitor (CDM) is a composite product developed from a wide assortment of information such as the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), streamflow values, Palmer Drought Index, and drought indicators used by the agriculture, forest and water management sectors. Drought prone regions are analyzed based on precipitation, temperature, drought model index maps, and climate data and are interpreted by federal, provincial and academic scientists.

The drought areas are classified as follows:

Soils of Canada

This national scale web map displays the distribution and areal extent of soil attributes such as drainage, kind of material and classification of soils in terms of Soil Order and Great Group. The relief and associated slopes of the Canadian landscape are depicted on the local surface form thematic map.The information is mainly derived from the 1:1M scale Soil Landscape of Canada database (SLC version 2.2 and 3.1).