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For an alfalfa grower, advanced imagery pays off from the very first flight

Ceres Imaging recently partnered with SCALE Ag Services to help growers in the southwest. One of their customers, a high-value alfalfa operation, was skeptical of the need to fly their fields with a fixed-wing aircraft: they'd used drones and satellites many times already. But the grower’s first look at analyses from Ceres Imaging revealed a costly irrigation error other imagery had miss...

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The tech we take for granted

We farm with our eyes forward, always looking for the next tool to help us optimize our operations. But pause to look backwards and you'll find that ag has always been a place for nuts-and-bolts experiments—some that changed the way we farm forever. This month, the story of Joseph Dart, inventor of the grain elevator. PHOTO:  Wilson Hui  In the 1840s, Buffalo, New York was booming, in pa...

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Sustainability in Action with Brian Fiscalini

With Earth Day coming up, we’re excited to celebrate one of our customers who is leading the way in sustainable farm management: Brian Fiscalini, CEO of Fiscalini Cheese Company. We had the pleasure of talking to Brian about his story and we chatted about farm technology, saving money on input costs, and whether using the word “Earth Day” at farm events was going to get me laughed out of...

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Honored by THRIVE as one of the Top 50 Global AgTech Companies

Aerial imagery startup recognized for success with big data analytics in AgTech.  Coming on the heels of our recent validation by leading researchers, we’re deeply honored to be named to SVG Ventures' THRIVE Top 50 annual ranking of the world's leading visionary agriculture technology companies “exemplifying the best in agriculture and food-focused innovation”.  Backed by university-prov...

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Introducing our Center-Pivot Analytics Suite to Imagery Solutions

It’s taken a long time to get here, but after much research and partnering directly with growers, we have developed our Center-Pivot Analytics Suite, a full-service imagery solution designed specifically for center-pivot irrigated row crops. We’re excited to share these tools with center-pivot growers and help them learn how combining scientific-grade imagery with data analytics and expe...

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Research Study Validates Imagery for Pistachios

Recently published research in the peer-reviewed journal Remote Sensing demonstrates the effectiveness of our thermal imagery in detecting water stress in pistachio orchards, echoing the results of the extensive trials in almonds with UC's Blake Sanden over the past several years.  Specifically, the study details how This university-led research study demonstrates the accuracy of thermal...

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Are All Almonds Created Equal? Part 2

Test results are in! Late last year, you may have read about the taste test in our office comparing six different varietals of almonds. Today, we find out the results!       There was a clear winner. The almond variety Carmel received the most 4 or 5 ratings by far!   Carmel and Aldrich varieties, even though the smallest almonds of the bunch, were the clear winners averaging a 4 out of ...

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Soil Health for Sustainability: Interview with Jamie Beyer

This time of year, soil health is on everyone’s mind. When looking ahead to the new season, the main focus is getting the operation just right to maximize quality and yield. Having healthy soil that’s as productive as possible is a key piece of that preparation. This week on the blog, we spoke with soil health expert and all-around ambassador of agriculture Jamie Beyer. She talked about ...

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Study Finds Remote Sensing Successful for Predicting Nitrogen Requirements in Rice

Rice Crop Imagery Study Results Show Highly Accurate Prediction of Rice Nitrogen Uptake at Panicle Initiation NDRE Image of a commercial rice field collected using Ceres Imaging aircraft based sensor at 0.5 m resolution Results of a new rice imagery study show successful prediction of rice nitrogen uptake at panicle initiation (2018 Rice R&D Update from AgriFutures). The study validates ...

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What's Next for Agtech?

Editor's note: Our very own head of Business Development Barclay Rogers's September article for AgFunder was just selected as one of the top three in 2018! Here we repost the article in its entirety. See the original at the AgFunder site. This article forms Part two of two-part series examining the evolving role of agtech in a changing agricultural economy. Part one explored the current ...

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