Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


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2017 Regional Award Winner

 

Tomecek Agronomy Services Inc., Municipality of Chatham Kent

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Joe Tomecek, Kate Tomecek, Ed Tomesek, John Tribou, Hon Deb Matthews, MPP

Joe Tomecek, Kate Tomecek, Ed Tomesek, John Tribou, Hon Deb Matthews, MPP

Thanks to a handy new app from Tomecek Agronomy Services, tracking pesticide applications has never been more accurate and easier. Workers can now input their spray records into the mobile tool, which can then broadcast the information to the entire farm team. In addition, the software improves traceability, sending spreadsheets of spray records to processors for each of their grower's fields. It also gives growers handy access to pesticide product label information, allowing them to double-check their safety protocol before spraying. The Ontario Tomato Research Institute is currently piloting the program, involving 75 tomato growers and five major processors in the Chatham-Kent and Essex regions. Now Tomecek is looking at expanding the app to other horticultural crops in Ontario.


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