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
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 Assembly for their research and extension work in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) applications for U.S. agriculture and natural resources…Read Story
- Mark Schrader places in the ASABE Oral/Poster Competition at ASABE 2022
- Sindhuja Sankaran honored by CAHNRS with early career excellence award
- Drones and bird pests
- WSU Flower Thinning Robot
- Three Minute Thesis – Uddhav Bhattarai wins the CAHNRS PhD Competition
- Uddhav Bhattarai is a finalist for best oral presentation at ASABE 2021
- Legacy of leadership and mentorship for retiring professor – Claudio Stockle
- WSU to lead national AI research institute for agriculture
- Lav Khot named to 40 Under 40 Class of 2021
- WSU summer undergraduate research featured at virtual symposia
- Lav Khot to lead WSU’s AgWeatherNet
- Abhilash Chandel wins CAHNRS Graduate Student Leadership Award
- IEEE MetroAgriFor 2020 – Conference Award for Best Paper Presented by a Young Researcher
- Robotic crop pollination awarded $1 million grant
- Satellites show promise as tool for monitoring crop development
- Spray, without the sprayer – Taking air out of the equation
- Adding Washington State to the California-Dutch AgFoodTech
- Who are you going to call? Rotbusters!
- New global fellowship program grows discoveries, partnerships in ag research
- WSU’s Ag Tech Day – 1:30-6:00 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22, in Prosser, Washington.