Our core data layers

We’re the industry leader in high-resolution multispectral imagery built specifically for agriculture. Our customers benefit from our rigorous attention to detail at every step—from data capture to imagery delivery.

Chlorophyll IndexChlorophyll Index

By measuring reflectances in multiple visible and near infrared bands, our Chlorophyll Index provides insights into plant nitrogen content in-season. More sensitive to nutrient differences than NDVI imagery, the Chlorophyll Index informs targeted tissue sampling, early yield predictions in row crops, and fertility management.

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Color infraredColor infrared

Color infrared (CIR) imagery incorporates near infrared (NIR), green, and red reflectances, resulting in a clearer display of vegetation and soil than RGB color imagery. Growers use CIR imagery for early-season monitoring of emergence, canopy density, and soil composition or water content.

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NDVI soil patterns-1NDVI

Not all NDVI imagery is created equal. Our meticulous attention to detail—from sensor calibration to image stitching and correction for atmospheric conditions—makes our delivery of this benchmark imagery best in class.

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Imagery - Chlor - Streaking - 20180824 - Sea View LV 27SW - tight.1.1.1Thermal

Unlike similar products derived from satellite data, scientific-grade imagery from our plane-mounted thermal cameras reveals minute differences in temperature at a plant level. Ceres Imaging can accurately detect temperature differences of 0.1 degree Celsius between plants, with an absolute accuracy within 1 degree Celsius—the most accurate thermal imagery available for agriculture.

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WaterStress IndexWater Stress Index

Our Water Stress Index combines scientific-grade multispectral imagery—including a thermal layer— with proprietary algorithms. The result: an accurate and intuitive measure of crop stress in real time, which is key to detecting irrigation issues before they impact yield.

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Ceres Imaging integrates seamlessly with farm management software and in-field sensors.

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Ensuring accuracy

Ceres Imaging’s emphasis on quality begins even before we fly your fields.

Image capture

We capture imagery during peak daylight hours and under weather conditions that minimize distortion from shadows and cloud cover. Our highly sensitive, custom-built cameras detect minute changes in the multispectral range—allowing us to detect crop stress earlier than our competitors.

Processing and analysis

Imagery is geo-referenced and meticulously “masked” to ensure that only relevant information is evaluated. By making use of crop-specific data models and isolating the canopy from ground cover and other background noise, we prevent skewing of the data and enable a more accurate assessment of plant health.

Quality control

Imagery is assessed in-house by Ceres Imaging’s remote sensing experts, passing through multiple checkpoints before delivery in the Ceres Imaging app within 48 hours of the flight. Growers can access their data on a mobile device, tablet, or desktop computer.


Mobile friendly

Easily refer to imagery in the field on your phone or tablet.

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Customized for you

Pricing and service levels tailored to your operation.

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The difference between Ceres Imaging and other technologies I've used is the help I get from their expert team.
Jake Samuel, Partner
Samuel Farms
With Ceres Imaging we can take a more targeted approach to applying fertilizer and nutrients.
Brian Fiscalini, Owner
Fiscalini Cheese Company
These flights can cover way more ground and provide more insight than a dozen soil moisture probes — and it's cheaper to implement.
Patrick Pinkard, Assistant Manager
Terranova Ranch
The average Ceres Imaging conductance measurement from its imagery over the season has provided the best correlation with applied water.
Blake Sanden
University of California Cooperative Extension