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Tom Karst

CHICAGO — Editor Tom Karst collected these news items on the expo floor June 11-12.

 

AEROBOTICS: Alastair Curtis (left), head of the U.S. division of Aerobotics, Los Angeles, and Andrew Burdock, chief commercial officer, say the South African-based tree crop and vineyard protection company is expanding in the U.S. The company, which has several trial projects in the U.S., uses satellites and drones to identify individual trees that are under stress, Burdock says. The service can identify the age and height of trees. Developers are working on yield estimation, Burdock says.


 

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Tom Karst

CHICAGO — Editor Tom Karst collected these news items on the expo floor June 11-12.

 

USDA: Jesse Gastelle (left), economist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service, and John Sparer, deputy director of the USDA’s Transportation and Marketing Programs, say the agency is offering a new interactive data tool that makes it easy to access truck rate reports and other transportation data. The tool can be found at agtransport.usda.gov.

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Tom Karst

CHICAGO — Editor Tom Karst collected these news items on the expo floor June 11-12.

 

 

INTELIGISTICS: Rao Mandava (from left), president of Inteligistics, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Narayana Ponnaganti, lead software engineer; and Josh Mitchell, vice president of business development and sales, say the firm is offering solutions to track product quality through the supply chain and reduce waste. Mitchell joined the company in January.

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Tom Karst

CHICAGO — Editor Tom Karst collected these news items on the expo floor June 11-12.

 

DHL Resilience 360: Marc Melikian (from left), senior inside sales specialist at DHL Resilience 360, Peabody, Mass., David Benjamin, executive with Rising Tide Digital, and Robert Declercq, business development manager for DHL Resilience 360, say the Resilience 360 risk management software solution is being introduced to the fresh produce industry. The software solution was developed by international courier company DHL about five years ago in response to a volcano in Iceland in 2010 and the tsumami in Japan in 2011. The service seeks to give firms early warning on developments around the world that could affect their business, Benjamin says.
 

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