One of the challenges of aerial imagery, whether from an airplane or a satellite, is making sense of what you see. What is that image telling you? Ceres Imaging, a California startup with offices in Nebraska and Washington, is using artificial intelligence to answer that question. … Recently, the company issued a publication where it evaluated microdrip irrigation on nearly 1 million acres in California. From that analysis, they learned the value of more precise irrigation management. And while much of that work was in high-value crops, Ceres also works with pivot irrigators in other regions of the country to manage water.