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    Sentinel satellite imagery

    Agtrix has released on-line access to the imagery from the Sentinel satellites to our subscribers.  Sentinel produce imagery every 5 days, and growers can access this data directly from our web site.  These images are not high resolution, but are ideal to monitor what is going on in the field as the images are very recent if there hasn’t been much cloud around.

    Currently we have provided access to 3 of Sentinel themes.  

    • Sentinel True Colour - uses the Red-Green-Blue colour bands to approximate what it looks like if you were in a plane looking down.
    • Sentinel Agriculture - manipulates the colours to highlight areas that are used for agriculture.  You can use this to detect where areas have been harvested.
    • Sentinel NDVI - highlights areas where vegetation is growing vigorously.  You can use this to see if your crop is even or there are areas that might need attention or different nutrient applications.  Ideal to identify areas where you should subsample for leaf or soil analyses.

    You can look back through time to display the most recent cloud free image from before that date.  

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    Agtrix visit to the UK

    Managing Director Robert Crossley and Logistics master Grahame Dines spent time in England with British Sugar in January 2015.

    During this time they worked with both their English and Spanish operations to identify a strategy to improve their supply chain.  “The interactions with British Sugar and their Spanish operations (Azucarera) were both constructive and fruitful”, said Robert.  “The people involved were open in terms of the issues they face and really keen to understand how our software is used in both Australia and Africa.  Despite coming down with a dreadful flu and feeling pretty average while I was there, the group was a real pleasure to work with, and I think we were also able to identify opportunities to make a real difference.”

    As a result of this visit, Agtrix will undertake an analysis of their supply chain to identify and quantify opportunities for improvement.  Data from the factories, loading zones and GPS data for lorries and harvesting operations is currently being sourced to enable a very detailed study to identify where hold-ups are occurring and possible solutions

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