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Common uses

Targeted sampling is available to vineyard customers for:

  • Accounting for variability in yield estimates

  • Reducing time and expense of sample collection

  • Improving accuracy vs. random sampling



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How it works

To estimate yields with a high degree of confidence, many growers invest significant time and labor in extensive sampling, re-sampling, and calculations.

Now, Ceres Imaging offers a more efficient alternative that streamlines the process of yield estimation without sacrificing accuracy. The targeted sampling tool uses precise aerial measurements of canopy growth to assess variability and recommend the sampling locations most likely to be statistically representative of the field as a whole.

Having a clear and exact plan for sampling minimizes the potential for human error—and the time and expense of correcting mistakes.

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