Catering to the needs of the agriculture and food sector
The first of its kind in Canada, OPAL integrates the digital data analyses of microbial, plant and animal genes and traits with the latest imaging and precision agriculture technologies (agtech), to advance accelerated crop breeding, reduce waste and increase efficiency for the agriculture and food sectors.
Using some of the latest in agtech, we combine Global Positioning Systems (GPS), remote aerial imaging of plants using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and in-field environmental monitoring with genetic information and digital DNA sequence information—to provide a complete profile of microbial, plant and animal samples for our clients.
OPAL’s detailed plant analyses will help farmers target their fields with the precise amounts of crop inputs (water, fertilizers and pesticides). This precision in agriculture means a more efficient use of resources and reduced environmental impact, leading to accelerated crop breeding, less waste and increased efficiency for breeders, agronomists, producers and other stakeholders.
Offering Canada’s most integrated omics and precision agriculture facility to analyze microbial, plant and animal samples, OPAL will help improve crop yield, profitability and sustainability for the agriculture and food sectors.
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