By David Poulson
Michigan State University environmental journalism students recently observed a practice flight of an unmanned aircraft over a university farm field.
Researchers are preparing to use the craft to analyze the health of grass for a turf management company. The project is undertaken by the university’s Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems program.
The journalism students are studying the applications of such craft – popularly known as drones – and how they can be used to cover environmental news stories.