A case study: Agricolus using ONDA

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A case study: Agricolus using ONDA

Agricolus is an innovative startup with vast experience in developing applications for farm management.

After having tested the ONDA Cloud infrastructure during last summer, Agricolus has taken the decision to use our Virtual Servers for one of the key features of their Farm Management System platform, which is composed of several applications: forecast models, Decision Support System, smart pest and diseases control, remote sensing.

“Remote sensing is one of the pillars of the Agricolus platform”, said Paolo Possanzini, CTO at Agricolus. “This is the reason why we decided to use the ONDA DIAS, in particular for Sentinel-2 data. The advantages are many: speed in acquiring data, availability of different satellite constellations’ data that allow us a future implementation of new indices, higher spatial resolution”.

Agricolus uses ONDA for the “Imagery” feature of the platform, developed with their partner Harris Geospatial, in order to process satellite images and produce vegetation indices. The satellite used is Sentinel-2, which provides multispectral images every 5 days at a distance of 10 metres.

Thanks to this service, the Agricolus platform provides vegetation indices such as vigour (NDVI, WDRVI, GNDVI, LAI, SAVI), water stress (NDMI and NMDI) and chlorophyll (TCARI/OSAVI), which allow farmers to assess crops development and health, and also to identify areas with water requirements or problematic areas with chlorosis.

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