Danny Royer, right, vice president of technology at Bowles Farming Co., pilots a drone over a tomato field near Los Banos. With him is college intern Christian Cambrelen. The farm hired Royer this year to oversee drones equipped with a state-of-the-art thermal camera that scan from a bird’s-eye view for cool, soggy patches where a gopher may have chewed through the buried drip irrigation line and caused a leak.
Danny Royer, right, vice president of technology at Bowles Farming Co., pilots a drone over a tomato field near Los Banos. With him is college intern Christian Cambrelen. The farm hired Royer this year to oversee drones equipped with a state-of-the-art thermal camera that scan from a bird’s-eye view for cool, soggy patches where a gopher may have chewed through the buried drip irrigation line and caused a leak. Scott Smith The Associated Press
Danny Royer, right, vice president of technology at Bowles Farming Co., pilots a drone over a tomato field near Los Banos. With him is college intern Christian Cambrelen. The farm hired Royer this year to oversee drones equipped with a state-of-the-art thermal camera that scan from a bird’s-eye view for cool, soggy patches where a gopher may have chewed through the buried drip irrigation line and caused a leak. Scott Smith The Associated Press

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