OSU Hosts Drone Demonstration

droneCORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University held a demonstration to show how drones can help researchers in many disciplines.

For example, vintners would be able to quickly see where in their vineyards their grapes are suffering. It could help forest firefighters track fires down. It could also help farmers see where their crops are doing well.

“This has the potential power to transform the way we do basic science and record measurements,” said Michael Wing, Associate Professor of Geomatics at OSU. “And to assess what we’re doing. With growing crops, growing trees, growing grapes, and many other things, and to allow us to do things better.”

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon) is in support of the drone research done at OSU. He attended the demonstration outside of Corvallis Friday morning.

Watch KEZI 9 News at 5 and 6 p.m. for a full report.

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