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When pests or disease threaten your bottom line, confidence in your plan of attack isn't always enough: if you work with other decision-makers, chances are you've got some explaining to do.  That's the situation Nathan Cardella found himself in when he discovered bunch rot on the south side of an 80-acre block of Chenin Blanc. When he drove to the north side, there was no rot to be seen....

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Varietal Tree Count tool streamlines purchase planning for almond and pistachio growers

  With harvest underway for some—and right around the corner for others—almond and pistachio growers are already planning for next year’s purchasing and tree replacement needs. Traditionally, this means hours spent walking row to row, counting trees with a clicker. But growers working with Ceres Imaging now have a more efficient option: our new Varietal Tree Count tool.   The Varietal Tr...

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Are your vines sick, or just thirsty? Consider lab testing to be sure.

On episode four of Advances in Imagery we discussed the latest in pest and disease management for orchards. In episode five, we took the conversation to the vineyard—with research insights from University of California Cooperative Extension viticulture advisor George Zhuang. Episode 5: New Data vs. Pests and Disease for Vines Zhuang, who works out of Davis and Fresno, is currently resear...

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We asked a grower and a researcher how data is changing pest and disease management

The battle against pests and disease is as old as ag—but growers' arsenal is expanding to include analytics tools that past generations of growers couldn't have imagined. On episode four of Advances in Imagery, we set out to explore these developments from both the research and implementation perspective: Erik Hansen of Hansen Ranches and Jordan Hazell of Semios joined us for a conversat...

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It's been a wet winter—and spring: have you adjusted your irrigation program?

Winter weather across much of the country this year was anything but average. How should growers adapt their irrigation program to reflect that? On episode three of Advances in Imagery—our new audio series produced in partnership with Malcolm Media—we put that question to two guests who think a lot about water: Spencer Cooper of the Almond Board of California and Daniele Zaccaria of the ...

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Missed the debut episodes of Advances in Imagery? Catch up here.

We know our community of growers never wants to stop learning ... but we also know they're too busy most days to spend much time in front of a screen. That's why Ceres Imaging has partnered with the California Ag Network to bring you Advances in Imagery, an audio series you can listen to from anywhere. Each episode, we’ll feature leading experts and top producers talking through the late...

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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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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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