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Environment & Agriculture Technology Research

Dr. Mat Vankoughnett working with his research associate to download weather data.
Dr. Mat Vankoughnett working with his research associate to download weather data.

The NSCC's Applied Environment and Agriculture Technology Research Lab (EATLab) studies ecological and spatial questions in the environment and agricultural sector.

Led by Dr. Mathew Vankoughnett, the EATLab solves real-world environmental and agricultural problems by helping producers reduce risk and become more productive. Using technology to analyze crop variables, such as climate and soil, the EATLab identifies the most suitable agricultural areas for development. Their research also helps producers grow their businesses by finding ways to repurpose agriculture waste to create new reusable products.

The EATLab provides industry and natural resource managers with information and tools that enable them to become better stewards of healthy, sustainable, and economically viable ecosystems.

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Industry and community partners

  • Department of Agriculture
  • InnovaCorp
  • Saint Mary’s University
  • Spurr Brothers Farm Limited 
  • Scotia Garden Seafood
  • Heritage Memorials 
  • Acadian Seaplants Ltd
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