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Common uses

  • Quantifying the impact of management decisions

  • Prioritizing limited resources

  • Comparing performance between varietals, over time, and against benchmarks

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How it works

Ceres Imaging is unique among aerial imagery providers in offering plant-level insights. While other imagery simply separates crops from background elements like soil and shadow, Ceres identifies and analyzes the canopy of each individual tree.

This allows the ability to “filter” for a specific management focus—for example, to view only highly stressed trees, or to view trees by varietal. Plant-level data also makes it possible to track and measure changes over time. With quantified feedback on what’s working in your irrigation strategy, it’s easier to prioritize resources and respond quickly to changing conditions in the field.

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Customized views

Crop health data at the individual plant level unlocks the ability to customize your view to the task at hand. Pinpoint missing trees, assess crop stress by irrigation zone, or compare performance between varietals.

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.


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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