Technology increases efficiency, productivity, control and automation in nearly every industry, including farming. Join OSU researcher Chad Higgins to explore how he and his students are testing the idea that RFID (radio-frequency identification) devices — commonly used to track inventory in retail stores — can generate a round-the-clock, area-wide picture of soil moisture. The data could help fine tune planting and irrigation schedules. The researchers are also using unmanned aerial systems (drones) to record light reflected from plant leaves and to translate data into indications of stress.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm
McMenamins Old St. Francis, Father Luke's Room 700 N.W. Bond Street, Bend, OR, 97703