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Ceres Imaging announces surpassing 15% of service to California’s specialty acres

California 4.9 million acre specialty crop market is larger than the rest of the country's combined OAKLAND--Wednesday, June 26, 2019 -- Aerial imagery and analytics company, Ceres Imaging announced that it now services more than 15% of California’s 4.9 million specialty acres. The milestone marks the maturation of a once small and fragmented market for aerial imagery in agriculture.  Th...

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Ceres Imaging adds Variable Rate Application Zone Tool to its analytics suite

In the wake of record setting rainfall, the new VRA zone tool will help growers create precise in-season zones. OAKLAND, Calif., June 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ceres Imaging, an aerial spectral imagery and analytics company that improves decision making by providing farmers a comprehensive view of their farm, today announced the release of their new Variable Rate Application Zone Tool. Th...

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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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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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Aerial images reveal corn canopy vigor, enable in-season Variable Rate Application to increase growth in weak areas

    From the family farm in Dumont, Minnesota, Kirk Stueve is the tip of the spear for Ceres Imaging in the Midwest, helping corn and soybean farmers solve problems with images, and improving our imagery technology at the same time. Here’s his latest example of Ceres imagery shedding light on a perennial issue in managing corn. The short video was captured by Kirk in the Ceres Imaging ap...

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Ceres Imaging raises $25 million to deliver top quality imagery and support for growers around the globe

Here at Ceres Imaging, our focus is always on solving problems for growers of different crops by providing them the best aerial imagery on the market. Every crop is different, every region is different, and we pride ourselves on delivering images with notes, context, and real value–not just dumping low-value, low-cost pictures in farmers’ laps. That’s why we are excited about a new fundi...

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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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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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