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Taking a Look from Above

Touch the Soil News #849 (Feature photo – Hyperspectral Imaging – NASA photo) Ever heard of Ceres Imaging? Probably not. This small company has developed and improved aerial spectral imagery. Through the use of fixed wing aircraft, specialized cameras scan over agricultural fields. The equipment is so sensitive it picks up stresses in plants due to water or lack of nutrients before even a trained expert can find it on the ground. The images reveal highly accurate real-time information of the water and nutrient status of every plant in a field. Located in Oakland, California, the company offers the following services: Translating canopy temperatures into a water stress metric. Determine…

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