Ceres Imaging provides field imaging and insights as a service with airplanes, sensors and its image processing and analytics software. The company’s service is sold at a per acre rate.
Ceres Imaging works in a 3 step process. First flying airplanes low to the ground and capturing high-resolution aerial imagery at specific wavelengths that reveal plant health. Then it employs unique image processing techniques to generate highly accurate data on every plant in the field. It then uses biological and mathematical modeling to correlate data to the physical state of individual plants, including water stress and leaf nitrogen content.
The product helps customers:
- Identify irrigation system issues and adjust your irrigation strategy in-season.
- Detect pest and disease activity during mid-season stages of growth.
- Show important trends the during your season or show year to year trends.
- Identify nutrient deficiencies, establish management zones, and enable variable rate applications.