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Washington State University

R. Troy Peters, Ph.D.


Research and Teaching Interests

Troy’s research work is in the Land, Air, Water Resources, and Environmental Engineering (LAWREE) emphasis area.  His primary focus is on agricultural irrigation. This includes deficit irrigation, irrigation water hydraulics, irrigation scheduling and management, irrigation automation, sprinkler irrigation efficiency, low energy precision application (LEPA), low elevation spray application (LESA), and crop water use estimation. Troy is located at the Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser, WA, and is also affiliated with the Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems.

My Research In the News

  • WSU to lead national AI research institute for agriculture

    July 29, 2021 | WSU Insider
    WSU to lead national AI research institute for agriculture
    With a new $20 million federal grant, Washington State University will lead a multi-institutional research institute to develop artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to tackle some of agriculture’s biggest challenges related to labor, water, weather and climate change.

    The new institute is one of 11 launched by the National Science Foundation and among two funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture in 2021. It’s called the AgAID Institute, … » More …

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Troy Peters

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FAX:   509-786-9370

Biological Systems Engineering
WSU Prosser – IAREC
Prosser, WA 99350-8694

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Curriculum Vitae
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