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Ceres Imaging measures water stress at plant level

Ceres Imaging adds plant level insights to their mobile app. The feature elevates irrigation strategies in fruit and nut tree management.

Aerial imagery company Ceres Imaging announced the addition of plant level insights to their mobile app. The feature elevates irrigation strategies in fruit and nut tree management.

According to Ceres Imaging, it allows growers to quickly quantify patterns of stress and prioritse corrective action. It helps them measure how their irrigation strategy is trending, ensuring that they‘re focusing on the right issue, making it faster to achieve insights from the imagery.

Measure crop water stress at a tree level

“Now growers can measure crop water stress at a tree level across their entire orchard,” stated Ashwin Madgavkar, CEO and founder at Ceres Imaging. “Other companies can do counts of trees and show individual trees, but high-accuracy water stress data on a tree level from imagery hasn’t been available to growers until now.”

Key benefits that plant level insights provides according to Ceres Imaging:

  • Easily prioritise field activities by highlighting the most impactful problems
  • Clarify trends by drilling down on a specific set of criteria such as issues by varietal or by level of stress.
  • Quantify Water Stress, Chlorophyll, and NDVI by tree
  • Establish numerical baselines to benchmark irrigation performance and measure improvements over time.

“Irrigation is complex, and even subtle inefficiencies compound over time to have a big impact on yield and profit,” continued Madgavkar. “It’s often difficult to know if your irrigation strategy is achieving the results it should so having insights at the plant level provides a cost-effective solution.”

Plant level insights are available to North America tree customers who choose the following packages:; Confidence, Advantage, Advantage Plus.

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