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Advances in Imagery is a new audio series produced by Ceres Imaging and Malcolm Media. We feature leading experts and top producers in conversation about data innovations in agriculture, connecting the dots between the latest technology and what's truly valuable at the farm level. Ag professionals can listen in from anywhere, while earning continuing education credits for free.

Episode 1 - Advances in Fertility Management for Wine Grapes

By: John Bourne / June 4, 2019 at 4-5 PST

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Featuring Lowell Zelinski of the Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area and Jerome Pier of Nutrien Ag Solutions.

  • Part 1: Lowell shares a confession about a nutrient management snafu.
  • Part 2: We discuss how the Chlorophyll Index works, and Jerome shares his favorite new technology for nutrient management in grapes.

 

“I learned a lot from aerial imagery. You learn to look at more than just a flat map of something, because that doesn't really describe all the interactions going on."

-Lowell Zelinski, Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area

This audio episode qualifies for 1 CCA Continuing Education Credit for Nutrient Management. Details upon registration.

 

 

Episode 2 - Advances in Fertility Management for Tree Nuts

By: John Bourne / June 6, 2019 at 2-3 PST

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Featuring David Doll of The Almond Doctor

 

  • Part 1: David Doll shares a story of going from mistake to solution as a UCCE advisor for young almond trees.
  • Part 2: David reviews his favorite new technology for nutrient management in tree nuts, and we share examples of how imagery is being used for nutrient management at the farm level. 

 

“There are some tools that I’ve learned that you don't necessarily keep in mind, because it’s not what's in the textbooks.”

-David Doll, the Almond Doctor

This audio episode qualifies for 1 CCA Continuing Education Credit for Nutrient Management. Details upon registration.

 

 

Episode 3 - Irrigation Management for Tree Nuts and Tree Fruit in a Wet Year

By: John Bourne / June 25, 2019 at 4-5 PST

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Featuring Spencer Cooper from The Almond Board and Daniele Zaccaria of UC Davis.

  • Part 1: Spencer on getting the most out of irrigation management tools.
  • Part 2: Daniele discusses resilience and adaptation in an increasingly variable environment.

 

“We have [irrigation] systems out there that are like Ferraris—but we only know how to drive a Honda Civic in town.”

-Spencer Cooper, Almond Board of California

This audio episode qualifies for CCA continuing education credit in Soil and Water Management. Details upon registration.

Episode 4⁠—New Data vs. Pests and Diseases for Trees: Separating Hype from Reality

By: John Bourne / July 11, 2019 at 4-5 PST

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Featuring Erik Hansen of Hansen Ranches and Jordan Hazell of Semios.
  • Part 1: Erik shares a mistake he and his brother made early in their partnership and what they learned from the experience.
  • Part 2: Jordan gives us an idea of how Semios works with growers to manage disease. We ask both Jordan and Erik what new technology isn’t living up to the hype.

 

“We always knew that the information was useful—but putting it in the right place and in the right hands is kind of the marriage that needed to happen.” 

-Erik Hansen, Hansen Ranches

This audio episode qualifies for 1 CCA and 1 PCA  continuing education credit. Details upon registration.

Episode 5⁠—New Data vs. Pests and Diseases for Vines: Separating Hype from Reality

By: John Bourne / July 16, 2019 at 4-5 PST

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Featuring George Zhuang of UC Davis and Jenna Rodriguez of Ceres Imaging.

  • Part 1: George tells us about the technology he’s using in his research into water deficit and timing for mechanical leafing.
  • Part 2: We talk about what other ways people are using remote sensing to manage pest and disease in vines and ongoing research we can look forward to.

 

"The images can help you understand—but you also need to go out into the field and sample."

-George Zhuang, University of California Cooperative Extension

This audio episode qualifies for 1 CCA credit and 1 PCA credit. Details upon registration.