Agriculture

Agribusiness Site Explorer

The Agribusiness Site Explorer is an interactive map-based tool that provides potential investors with information and data on different geographical sites across Canada. The application allows you to compare locations across Canada to help make an informed decision when investing in Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector.

You can use the tool to gather information on:

Predicted Bertha Armyworm Development Storymap

The Predicted Bertha Armyworm Development storymap provides weekly predicted stages of development of bertha armyworm (Mamestra configurata) for locations across Western Canada. The bertha armyworm is one of the most significant insect pests of canola in Canada. It occurs throughout Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and the interior of British Columbia. Severe infestations can occur throughout most of this area but are usually limited to the parkland area of the prairies and the Peace River region of British Columbia and Alberta.

Predicted Grasshoppers Development Storymap

The Predicted Grasshopper Development storymap provides weekly predicted stages of development of the migratory grasshopper (Melanoplus sanguinipes) across Western Canada. The migratory grasshopper is one of the most destructive insect pests in western Canada. Outbreaks can lead to costly losses for grain growers. This species attacks both field and garden crops, especially cereals, tomato, celery, onion and carrot.

Predicted Wheat Midge Development Storymap

The Predicted Wheat Midge Development storymap provides weekly predicted stages of development of the wheat midge (Sitodiplosis mosellana), across Western Canada. The wheat midge is found in most areas around the world wherever wheat is grown. In recent years, significant damage to wheat crops due to wheat midge has been reported in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and southern British Columbia.

Predicted Diamondback Moth Development Storymap

The Predicted Diamondback Moth Development storymap provides an estimate of the number of potential generations of diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella) expected to occur based on a) the first detection of adult moths in pheromone traps, and b) abiotic conditions. Although the diamondback moth occurs each year throughout the Canadian prairies and north central United States, the severity of the infestation varies considerably from between years and by location.

Vegetation Drought Response Index

This data represents the dryness of the land surface based on vegetation conditions. The data is created weekly and uses weekly information on precipitation anomalies (namely the Standardized Precipitation Index or SPI) and satellite vegetation condition derived from Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) from the MODIS Satellite. These dynamic data sets along with static data sets on land cover, soil water holding capacity, irrigation, ecozones and land surface elevation are used to model the drought severity, based on the Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI).

Weekly Best-Quality Maximum - NDVI Anomalies

In the “Weekly Best-Quality Maximum-NDVI anomalies” dataset series, 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. Anomalies > 0 indicate where weekly Max-NDVI is higher than normal. Anomalies close to 0 indicate where weekly Max-NDVI is similar to 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.