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Lav R. Khot, Ph.D

Assistant Professor


Research Interest

Dr. Khot works in the Agricultural Automation Engineering  research emphasis area of the Department of Biological Systems Engineering. His research and extension program focuses on “Sensing and automation technologies for site specific and precision management of production agriculture”. Special emphasis is towards integration of

  • Remote Sensing (Unmanned and Manned Aerial Systems)
  • Ground-based (Proximal) Crop Sensing
  • Decision Support Systems and Information Delivery Technologies
  • Precise Applications of various Production Inputs
  • Agricultural Machinery and Processes
  • Data-based Modeling

See more at my Research Site.

My Research In the News

  • Spray Researchers Aim to Catch Their Drift

    February 15, 2019  |  Good Fruit Grower

    Lav Khot, left, and Rakesh Ranjan collect sample cards and foliar sprigs during a trial in November. (TJ Mullinax/Good Fruit Grower)Against the gray, late-autumn sky, it’s hard to miss the green plume spraying into the dormant orchard.

    It’s a very colorful solution to a nearly invisible problem.

    Underlying every pesticide label regulation lie complex calculations of risk to protect workers, bystanders and the environment from drift. But the methods federal regulators use to determine drift allowances from airblast sprayers date back decades — and likely overestimate the risk in modern orchards.

    “All … » More …

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Dr. Lav R. Khot

Email Dr. Khot
509-786-9302
509-335-5638

Monday-Wednesday
Ag Tech 109
WSU Prosser – IAREC
24106 N. Bunn Road
Prosser, WA 99350-8694

Thursday-Friday
L.J. Smith Hall 206
Biological Systems Engineering
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-6120


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