From robots that pick apples to drones that scout pests over cherry orchards, technology is changing agriculture. Advances like these, and many more, will be shared at an upcoming international conference organized by Washington State University scientists.
For his research as a Ph.D. student of Biological Systems Engineering at WSU, Suraj Amatya, a Ph.D. graduate in 2015, recently received second place in an international competition at the ASABE Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. He received the Boyd-Scott Graduate Research Award. List of winners Ph.D. Advisor: Dr. Manoj Karkee
July 16, 2015 WSU News | By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities RICHLAND, Wash. – Between 15-18 billion apples are harvested every year in Washington state for fresh market consumption, but often farmers can’t find enough people to pick the fruit. Many agencies have tried to create a device that will help with the picking process […]
Feb 2015 | The rise of the apple picking robot, by David Kroman Three out of five apples in the United States come from Washington. That’s 10-12 billion apples if you’re doing the math – enough to wrap around the earth 29 times. The $2.25 billion earned in 2012 was nearly double the revenue of […]
Washington State Magazine | by Nichoas Deshais A slight breeze comes from the north, but it’s not enough to stir the sun-faded windsock above the tarmac near Mann Lake in Lewiston, Idaho. The sudden and unexpected gusts of wind, however, do. It’s a brisk 48 degrees, but of more concern is the smeared cloud taking up […]
WSU News | Manoj Karkee and his team of WSU scientists recently won a $548,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to develop tree fruit harvesting technology where robots and humans work side by side. More…