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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.

Dr Qin Zhang with student

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

  • BSE Faculty and Students Attend ASABE 2018 – Student Wins First Place Award

    BSE at ASABE 2018 August 1, 2018  |  Detroit, MI

    Faculty and Graduate Students from Biological Systems Engineering attended the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) 2018 Annual Meeting. The event took place  July 29, 2018 – August 01, 2018 in Detroit Michigan.

    BSE Faculty included Lav Khot, Troy Peters, Juming TangManoj Karkee, Sindhuja Sankaran, and Qin Zhang.

    WSU alumnus Dr. Norman Scott was also in attendance.

     

    More information about the meeting can be found on the ASABE Annual Meeting … » More …

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