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.