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Crop Forecaster Marketing Information 060409 Njt

  1. 1. What is Crop Forecaster? • CropForecaster weds two technologies: satellite imagery and model simulations. • Infoterra has developed an image processing program which converts multi-band data into digital biophysical variables, such as biomass and leaf area. • ZedX has developed deterministic models which simulate analogous variables. Copyright ZedX Inc. 2009
  2. 2. Crop Forecaster Attributes • Renders intricate & massive volumes of required crop, soils, weather, & satellite image data into basic comprehensible quantities that desribe the status and change dynamics over any particular geography and time • Delivers information in an easy-to-use internet visualization & data download reporting system to support efficient, fundamental decision-making • Provides a portal for unlimited future growth in information content & geographical dimensions Copyright ZedX Inc. 2009
  3. 3. Why Crop Forecaster? • Incorporates full-history experiences & development programs to jointly apply remote sensing & modeling technologies to the complex statistical-bio-physical systems of landscape-area crops • Utilizes an elaborate system of deterministic models at agronomically realistic temporal & spatial scales to generate quantitatively a fundamental set of seasonal, country-wide crop estimates & features Copyright ZedX Inc. 2009
  4. 4. United States Agri-Supply Chain Copyright ZedX Inc. 2009
  5. 5. Global Agri-Supply Chain • Multiple complex relationships within one Agri- supply chain • Supply Chain beginning at the Farmer level • Agri-food production is globally focused • Spot market for competitive • Competitive advantage gained through advantage supply chains & networks • Risk Management critical in supply chain(s) • “Butterfly” Effect Copyright ZedX Inc. 2009
  6. 6. Products Median Planting Date • Assist in determining harvest timing • Enables efficient logistics management • Risk Mangement planning regarding supply and inputs • Assist in managing multiple CIP’s Planting Progress • Assist in determining harvest timing • Enables effective tactical logistics planning • Assist in managing multiple CIP’s • Decision Support for Underwriting • Pre-plan product movement through supply chain Copyright ZedX Inc. 2009
  7. 7. Products Planted Acreage • Early view of potential raw material supply • Food Processing • Energy Planning • Soft good manufacturing • View trends for strategic supply chain planning and sourcing • Cusomter support tool for CIP target market development • Accelerated commodity marketing data Crop Stage • Early view of potential raw material supply • Food Processing • Energy Planning • Soft good manufacturing • Cusomter support tool for CIP management Copyright ZedX Inc. 2009
  8. 8. Products Crop Condition • Early view of potential raw material supply • Food Processing • Energy Planning • Soft good manufacturing • Cusomter support tool for CIP management • Daily data to enable effective commodity marketing • Decision support tool for crop input management Apparent Yield (Predicted) • Early view of potential raw material supply • Food Processing • Energy Planning • Soft good manufacturing • Cusomter support tool for CIP management • Daily data to enable effective commodity marketing Copyright ZedX Inc. 2009
  9. 9. Products Harvested Acreage (Predicted) • View of potential raw material supply • Food Processing • Energy Planning • Soft good manufacturing • Cusomter support tool for CIP management • Daily data to enable effective commodity marketing At-Harvest Yield (Predicted) • View of potential shipment of raw material supply • Food Processing • Energy Planning • Soft good manufacturing • Cusomter support tool for CIP management • Daily data to enable effective commodity marketing and trading Copyright ZedX Inc. 2009
  10. 10. Reports Reports will be delivered in the following two formats: Reports will be provided for download and/or viewing for all •Excel Products: •PDF •Median Planting Date •Planting Progress •Planted Acreage •Crop Stage Reports will be delivered in the •Crop Condition following resolutions: •Apparent Yield (Predicted) •Harvested Acreage (Predicted) •Crop Reporting District •At-Harvest Yield (Predicted) •County •State •National Copyright ZedX Inc. 2009
  11. 11. Current Development Timeline 2009 • USA • Corn & Soybean • USA • Canada 2010 • Argentina • Corn & Soybean • Wheat • USA • Canada • Argentina 2011 • Brazil • Eastern Europe • Corn & Soybeans • Wheat Development subject to change Copyright ZedX Inc. 2009
  12. 12. Thank You! For further information please email us at info@cropforecaster.com or phone us at +1 (814) 441-1867. Copyright ZedX Inc. 2009

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