Agricultural Automation Engineering
Agricultural Automation Engineering scientists work to provide engineering solutions to crop production problems in agriculture. From seed to table, our researchers collaborate with the growers, harvesters, and food processors plus the industry that supports them to develop new technologies for the economic growth and environmental sustainability of agriculture.
Current primary research activities include the development of wireless sensor networks for real-time yield monitoring and tracking of fruit; remote and contact sensing of soils and plants; automated and targeted pest management systems; vegetable and fruit post harvest handling; smart and/or robotic agricultural machinery; on-machinery crop sensing and control systems; and sensor-based field operation management.
The Center for Precision Agriculture has additional information.
Ag Automation Engineering In the News
Lav Khot Named New Innovator in Food and Agriculture
January 15, 2019 | CAHNRS News
PROSSER – WSU’s Lav Khot will look to reduce reliance on broad spectrum pesticides that result in residues on food with an award from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR).
Khot and his collaborators received one of FFAR’s New Investigator awards for 2018, which includes a 3-year, $300,000 grant. Part of the grant will be used to study the usefulness of ozonated water, or water that has the O3 molecule, also known as ozone, dissolved into it.Read Story
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- WSU, Australian scientists partner to form Joint Center for Ag Robotics
- BSE Faculty Receive USDA-NIFA Funding to Study Water Use
- BSE Faculty Receive 2018 WSDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Awards
- WSU’s apple picking machine provides potential for future orchard operations
- BSE Faculty and Students Attend ASABE 2018 – Student Wins First Place Award
- Using UAS technology in irrigated agriculture
- WSU Faculty, Dr. Lav Khot, Presents at 2017 APS Annual Meeting in San Antonio
- Washington State Professor Finds Sky-high Opportunities for Drones in Agriculture
- Plant biologists welcome their robot overlords
- Agtech: Higher yields, lower costs, better environmental protection
- Dr. Sankaran Presents at Inaugural Event
- Aug. 14-17: Global look at agricultural robots, automation
- Drone captures vineyard irrigation data
- DJI, WSU to partner on ag drone research, education
- Phenotyping in the field goes high-tech
- WSU researchers aim to make farming more efficient
- Developing technologies that will change agriculture
- Collaboration Spotlight: Lav Khot