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Dr. Lav Khot Precision Agriculture

Automation in Specialty Crop Production

Plenary session Agenda

Welcome message ( 5 min)  by Qin Zhang, Director WSU CPAAS 

Regulations: Autonomous Vehicles in Farming Operations in the State of Washington (30 min w/ Q/A)  by WA Department of Labor & Industries, Division of Occupational Safety & Health

Lessons Learned in Fielding Autonomous Vehicles (30 min) by Mel Torrie, ASI Robots

Automation and Robotics in Specialty Crops (30 min)  by Manoj Karkee, WSU

FarmBeats: Empowering Farmers with Affordable Digital Agriculture Solutions (30 min)  by Ranveer Chandra, Microsoft FarmBeats

Intelligent Orchard Sprayers (Ground and Aerial) (30 min) by Lav Khot, WSU

Survey “Autonomy on Farm”  (20 min) by Karen Lewis, WSU

Field Demos (25 min)

  • Intelligent Orchard Sprayer
  • CPAAS developed technologies

Networking Social (60 min)*

  • Interact with WSU CPAAS researchers in technology exhibition/display area; * Snacks/drinks provided
  • Sponsorship : TREE TOP Inc. (Grower Owned Since 1960)

CPAAS Ag Tech Day 2019

When: August 22, 2019

Where: Ag Tech Building, WSU IAREC, Prosser, WA 99350

Time: 1:30 pm to 6 pm

Registration Fee: $0; USE passcode “Smartag”; Registration is required by 8/16/2019

Register at:  upcoming in 2022

Cancellations:  NA.

Substitution: allowed.

Please contact Lav Khot ( or Linda Root, ( for more details.