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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.

 

  • We discuss new technologies, how the Chlorophyll Index works, and thoughts on nutrient management for imperfect terrain.

 

“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

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

 

  • 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

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.

  • We discuss getting the most out of irrigation management tools and 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

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.

  • We discuss limitations and use cases of in-field and remote sensors for disease management in trees.  Erik shares his experiences as to what's possible today in terms of disease prediction and prevention using data tools. 

 

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 the University of California Cooperative Extension.

  • We discuss the latest research in pest and disease management for vines, including use cases for imagery, analytics, and data tools.
This audio episode qualifies for 1 CCA credit and 1 PCA credit. Details upon registration.