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Aerial imaging & agriculture tech news for farmers

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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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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Announcing the Cumulative Stress Index

Ceres Imaging’s new index marks an important milestone in company’s quest to help farmers make smarter decisions by using artificial intelligence. The index combines Ceres Imaging’s various imagery indices into a single metric to assess overall plant stress over a growing season and strongly correlates to actual yield results. Farmers can use the Cumulative Stress Index to be strategic a...

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Info Ag kicks off with Lowenberg-DeBoer's global view on precision adoption

  On day one of Info Ag, 1,150 attendees from 23 countries gathered together at Union Station in St. Louis. “As we travel around the world, we’re all aware there are many definitions of precision ag,” said moderator Steve Phillips of the International Plant Nutrition Institute. “The society is working on a common definition of consumer ag, which is very important—that we’re all speaking ...

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New look for Ceres Imaging app and new features including GeoTIFF downloads and Flight Schedules

  This season growers who use Ceres Imaging will notice a new look for the app on both the mobile version and when logging in with a computer.   Perhaps even more exciting than the shiny new appearance are some new key features. This post will provide a quick walkthrough of: Image overlay view Downloads of GeoTIFF files Field boundaries visible in app Flight schedule information Image ov...

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Balancing Nitrogen isn't easy, but UC has tips to help almond growers

  Almond growers know nitrogen is important to yields, and decades of research help to inform growers on the 4 R’s: Right rate, time, place, and material. But that doesn’t make balancing nitrogen easy. Figuring out the right rate can be a complex calculation, which is why the University of California Cooperative Extension provides growers with resources to help fill out Nitrogen Manageme...

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Meet the Ceres team: Midwest ag experts Kirk Stueve and Michael Burdick

  Kirk Stueve, a remote sensing scientist and grower, talks with ag industry veteran and Ceres Imaging colleague Michael Burdick in the office. Q. Kirk, what’s your family’s history in farming? Kirk: The Stueve family, we have a rich history of farming in Minnesota. I am a fourth generation farmer and I just started four years ago in what is mostly a corn and soybean rotation. My great g...

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Meet Ceres Imaging at the World Ag Expo in Tulare!

  Are you ready for the biggest, craziest farm show of the year? More than 1,500 booths and a packed schedule of activities from concerts to prayer breakfasts to receptions will keep growers busy in Tulare this week. Our team will be taking it all in, and available to meet with growers in Building C, Booth 3024, to talk about how aerial imagery can save time and labor for growers. Tree n...

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