With Hanukkah just past, Christmas week here, and the New Year ahead, we're taking stock of everything we're grateful for at Ceres Imaging.
First off, that means our customers. They are farmers from Australia to California to Illinois who grow almonds, walnuts, grapes, corn, soybeans, pineapples, strawberries, tomatoes, and many other crops.
Besides growing food for the rest of us, they're part of what we're growing at Ceres: image products that solve real problems for the ag industry. Our customers are the reason for everything we do, and they're also our most valuable resource, constantly telling us what they need and what we can do better.
We're hugely indebted to our research partners. A team of University of California researchers, led by Blake Sanden, have studied test almond orchards in the past four years and provided us feedback on our images. The team is close to finalizing data that shows strong correlation between Ceres images and actual water applied to almond orchards.
We're grateful and proud to have the trust, advocacy, and guidance of our investors at Romulus Capital. This year they worked with us to fund our expansion to bring images to the Midwest that help corn and soybean growers detect pest and disease.
Finally, we'd like to thank Evergreen FS, a key partner in our Midwest research, and roll-out of imagery for corn and soybean growers. Their boots on the ground have given Ceres validation in our efforts to identify pest and disease outbreaks, and we will work shoulder to shoulder with them to bring growers a powerful new tool in 2018.
Thank you to our customers and our partners. We wish you a happy and productive New Year!
The Ceres Imaging Team