Ceres Imaging’s new irrigation optimisation solution integrates soil moisture sensors and other in-field data with Ceres’ imagery.
Precision irrigation company Ceres Imaging has released a new irrigation optimisation product solution for the 2022 season, which is to help growers make precision irrigation easier and more efficient. Ceres Imaging’s aerial imagery and analytics tools will integrate with other precision irrigation tools, including moisture probes and weather stations.
The ability to see multiple sources of irrigation data in one place is to make it easier for busy growers to identify issues, improve uniformity, and uncover opportunities to protect farm profits. Imagery provides precise data about the health of crops across a grower’s operation. Sensors help growers see constant, real-time data for a single location of their farm.
Seeing these in-field sensor data and imagery together is to show the full picture of an irrigation strategy, from application to its impact on crops. Growers can now use Ceres Imaging’s sensor integrations to better understand the water applied to fields and spot issues, errors, and discrepancies faster.
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Ceres Imaging will offer water demand maps for orchards and vineyards in the 2022 season. Built from scientific-grade aerial imagery and crop-specific data models, these water demand maps are to provide an intuitive, “at-a-glance” reference to guide irrigation scheduling decisions.
According to Ceres, growers can “drill down” to assess the performance of specific varietals or rootstocks and easily compare crop health between fields and over time. Especially for large operations with lean teams working across multiple locations, the ability to quickly quantify the potential impact of management decisions is to change how managers prioritsze day-to-day tasks, as well as long-term investments in farm infrastructure.