Agricultural Automation Engineering

Dr. Worasit Sangjan selected as winner of the 2024 North American Plant Phenotyping Network’s Graduate Student Award

Dr. Worasit Sangjan has been selected as this year’s winner of the North American Plant Phenotyping Network Graduate Student Award. He was recognized at the Award Session at the NAPP Annual Meeting February 15. Congratulations to Dr. Worasit Sangjan and his advisor, Dr. Sindhuja Sankaran!!

USDA undersecretary encounters research for specialty crops at Prosser

By Seth Truscott Scientists at WSU’s Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center (IAREC) at Prosser welcomed Jenny Lester Moffitt, USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, alongside WSDA Director Derek Sandison and Wendy Powers, the Cashup Davis Family Endowed Dean of CAHNRS, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024. The undersecretary’s visit highlighted WSU research supported by USDA’s Specialty Crop Block Grant […]

Grant aims for smarter harvesting

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture WSU researchers have been awarded a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to improve the efficiency of automated apple harvesting robotics. Led by Ming Luo, Flaherty assistant professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, the interdisciplinary team of researchers will develop a cyber-physical system that […]

Lav Khot and CAHNRS highlighted during NIFA’s National Washington Day – May 10, 2023

USDA | NIFA May 11, 2023 To celebrate National Washington Day on May 10, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is highlighting the innovative NIFA-funded research conducted by Lav Khot, CAHNRS and Washington State University (WSU). NIFA’s support allows CAHNRS to bring new ideas to light that improve our food supply, protect our […]

WSU and Heritage University scientists to share research at March 31 symposium

By Angela Sams, College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences Scientists at Washington State University’s Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center (IAREC) will share their research alongside Heritage University undergraduate students during the Honoring Undergraduate and Graduate Scholars Symposium (HUGSS) this Friday, March 31. The event, set to take place on the Heritage University […]

WSU’s Lav Khot, colleagues receive multi-state award for ag drone research

Lav Khot, associate professor in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering, was honored by the for ongoing efforts to enhance the role of drones in agriculture. Khot and colleagues at more than 20 research institutions received the 2022 National Excellence in Multistate Research Award from the Experiment Station Section (ESS) unit of the commission’s Board on Agriculture […]

Mark Schrader places in the ASABE Oral/Poster Competition at ASABE 2022

Jake Schrader ( PhD Student of Lav Khot, Agricultural Automation Engineering) is shown presenting in the ASABE Oral/Poster Competition during the ASABE Annual International Meeting in Houston, Texas, 2022. Jake placed in the ASABE Oral/Poster Competition within the Machinery Systems technical community for his work entitled,“Thermal analysis of heated spray and implications for agricultural spray […]

Sindhuja Sankaran honored by CAHNRS with Excellence in Early Career Award

June 21, 2022  | CAHNRS News Excellence in Early Career: Sindhuja Sankaran Sindhuja Sankaran is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering at Washington State University. Her research program focus is on sensor technologies for crop phenotyping and supports plant breeding, crop plant research, and precision agriculture applications. She has secured more […]

Drones and bird pests

June 1, 2022  |  WSU Insider Automated drones could scare birds off agricultural fields A Washington State University research team has developed a system for scaring birds, which they detail in a study published in the journal Computer and Electronics in Agriculture. The system is designed to have automated drones available 24 hours a day […]

WSU Flower Thinning Robot

April 26, 2022  |  Wake Up Northwest on NBC Right Now.com Manoj Karkee reports that WSU’s Agricultural Automation group of the Biological Systems Engineering Department has just begun testing their newest robot. The robot is aimed to produce a more stable and efficient pollination and thinning process. The Robotic Pollinator is built with a camera […]