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Dr. Lav Khot Precision Agriculture

Overview

Fact sheets

  1. Khot, L. R., Q. Zhang, M. Karkee, S. Sankaran, K. Lewis. 2016. FS194E Unmanned aerial systems in agriculture: part I (systems) – UAS in Ag Series (2015-1493).
  2. Khot, L. R. 2017. FS285E Unmanned aerial systems in agriculture: part II (Sensors) – UAS in Ag Series (2015-1493).
  3. Khot, L. R., G.-A. Hoheisel, and J. Zhou. 2017. Unmanned aerial systems in agriculture: part III (Mid-sized UAS) – UAS in Ag Series (2015-1493) (Under Review).
  4. G.-A. Hoheisel, L. R. Khot, Moyer, and S. Castagnoli. 2017. 6 Steps to calibrate and optimize airblast sprayers (Fact sheet- Under Review).

 Magazines/ Trade Journals

  1. Khot, L. R. and R. T. Peters. 2018. Advances in UAS based imagery and its applications in irrigated agriculture. Irrigation Today Magazine, April, 2018. 23-24. http://www.modernpubsonline.com/0A406ys/IrrigationTodayApr18/html/index.html?page=22&origin=reader
  2. Khot, L. R. 2018. Drone data for agriculture, Good Fruit Grower Magazine, http://www.goodfruit.com/khot-drone-data-for-agriculture/
  3. Khot, L. R., J. Zhou. 2016. Precision Agriculture: Beyond the domain of small UAS. ASABE Resource Magazine, 23(3): 20-21.
  4. Ehsani, R., José I. Reyes De Corcuera, and L. Khot. 2013. The Potential of thermotherapy in combatting HLB. ASABE Resource Magazine, 20(6): 18-19.
  5. Ehsani, R., José I. Reyes De Corcuera, and L. Khot. 2013. Understanding the potential of thermal treatments in combatting HLB. Citrus Industry, Sept, 2013 pp.7-8.
  6. Ehsani, R., and L. Khot. 2012. Over-the-row mechanical harvesting machine for dwarf and young citrus trees. Citrus Industry, Sept, 2012 pp. 10-11.

Extension Events/Webinars/Short Courses/Invited Talks

  1. (Invited/sponsred) Talk on “Emerging sensing and crop input management technologies for climate smart agriculture,”at International seminar “Advances and Challenges for Technology Use in Climate Smart Agriculture”, Facutad de Agronomia e Ingenieria Forestal (FAIF), Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile. Time: 45 mins, Participants: ~120.
  2. (Invited/sponsered) seminar on ‘Precision and decision agriculture technologies’, Doctoral seminar, Facutad de Agronomia e Ingenieria Forestal (FAIF), Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile Santiago, Chile. Time: 30 mins, Participants: ~10.
  3. (Invited/sponsered) Talk on “Emerging sensing technologies for high value crop production and loss management” U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council’s Blueberry Technical Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT. Time: 15 mins & panel discussion, Participants: ~130.
  4. Short course on “Fun with agricultural drones”. 2018. WSU CAHNRS “Spark” program, Prosser, WA. February 21, 2018. Time: 75 min, Participants: ~30 (Particpaints were students from Grandview, Prosser & Mabton High School with majority of underrepresented population, 1st generation student having low socio-economic status).
  5. (Invited) Short course on “Drone, data and agricultural production management decisions”. 2018 Columbia Basin Crop Consultants Associations meeting, Moses Lake, WA. January 17-18, 2018. Time: 30 min, Participants: ~60.
  6. Lead and Organized “2-day UAS in Agriculture Workshop 2017”, CPAAS, Prosser, WA; November 8-9, 2017 (Attendees: 18 from WA, ID & OR Agri-business industry, growers, researchers and media (Good Fruit Grower). Event generated $6,290 from registrations.
  7. (Invited/sponsored) Presentation on “Precision Agriculture of Specialty Crops”, College of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering, Northwest A&F University, Shaanxi, China. October 23, 2017. Time: 60 min, Participants: ~70.
  8. (Invited/sponsored) Presentation on “Application of Electronics and Computer Technology in Precision Agriculture”, College of Information Science and Technology, Agricultural University of Hebei, Baoding, China. October 26, 2017. Time: 60 min, Participants: ~40.
  9. (Invited/sponsored) Demo/Presentation on “Advances in Proximal and Remote Sensing Relevant to Precision Agriculture”, SciTech Northwest 2017, Seattle, WA. October 11, 2017. Time: 180 min, Participants: ~150.
  10. (Invited/sponsored) Presentation on “Precision Agriculture and Future of Solid Set Canopy Delivery Systems”, Future Farm Expo, Pendleton, OR. August 15-17, 2017. Time: 60 min, Participants: ~200.
  11. (Invited) Panel speaker “Remote Sensing Applications for Premium Wine Grapes”, Future Farm Expo, Pendleton, OR. August 15-17, 2017. Time: 60 min, Participants: ~300.
  12. (Invited/sponsored) Plenary talk on “State-of-the-Art on Sensing Technologies for Plant Disease Detection”, American Phytopathology Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX. August 7, 2017 Time: 30 min, Participants: ~800-1000 (registered 1350).
  13. Lead and Organized “CPAAS Agricultural Technology Day 2017”, CPAAS, Prosser, WA; July 31, 2017 (Attendees: 130 from Agri-business industry, growers, commodity group representatives, OSU-UI-WSU researchers and media (Good Fruit Grower, Capital Press, Local news channels & others). Event offered 3.5 CEUs. CPAAS affiliates had 30 poster presentations and 6 DEMOs. Was able to get food/drink sponsorship (~$2,000) from Wilson Orchard and Vineyard Supply; Ste. Michelle Wine Estate & and Treetop Inc. WA.
  14. Presentation & Demo of “State-of-art on UAS in Agriculture”, CPAAS Agricultural Technology Day 2017, Prosser, WA; July 31, 2017. Time: 35 mins, Participants: 130.
  15. Demo/Poster presentation of “Solid set canopy deliver system: An efficient way to deliver agrochemicals in orchards and vineyards”, CPAAS Agricultural Technology Day 2017, Prosser, WA; July 31, 2017. Time: 35 mins, Participants: 130.
  16. (Invited) Presentation & Demo of “Drone imagery and demonstration”, “Everything Soil” WSU Wilke Research and Extension Farm Field Day, Ritzville, WA; June 28, 2017. Time: 35 min, Participants: 70.
  17. (Invited/sponsored) Sankaran, S.* and L.R. Khot, 2017. Presentation on “Drones, Data and Decisions in Agriculture”, 20th Othello Sandhill Crane Festival, Othello, WA; March 25, 2017. Time: 60 mins, Participants: 15-20.
  18. (Invited) Presentation on “Role of Emerging Technologies in ‘Decision & Precision’ Agriculture”, AgroFresh Crunch Academy 2017, Wenatchee, WA. March 7-8, 2017. Time: 30 min. Participants: ~150.
  19. (Invited/sponsored) Presentation on “Role of low altitude remote sensing tools in growing wine grapes with less water”, 3rd International Grape Symposium, Hermosillo, Sonora, México. January 26-27, 2017. Time: 60 min, Participants: ~400.
  20. (Invited) Presentation on “Drones, Data Collection & Precision Agriculture”, Eastern Washington Ag Expo 2017, Pasco, WA, January 4-5, 2017. Time: 45 min, Participants: ~45.
  21. (Invited) Fast Pitches: Vineyards, Forests, Insects- on “Domain of small & mid-sized UAS in WA agriculture”, Xconomy Intersect: Innovating Where Disciplines Collide, Seattle, WA. December 8, 2016. Time: 10 min, Participants ~100.
  22. (Invited) Presentation on “Past, present, and future of solid set canopy delivery systems”, 112th Annual Meeting & NW Hort Expo, Washington State Tree Fruit Association, Wenatchee Convention Center, WA. December 6, 2016. Time: 45 min, Participants ~300.
  23. (Invited) Workshop presentation on “Utilization of drones in potato production management”, 43rd Annual Hermiston Farm Fair, Seminars & Tradeshow, Hermiston, OR. November 30, 2016. Time: 30 min, Participants: ~255+.
  24. (Invited/sponsored) Panelist “Produce Pilots: Drones in the Field and Orchard”, Drone World Expo, San Jose, CA. November 15-16, 2016. Time: 60 min, Participants: ~200.
  25. (Invited/sponsored) Presentation on “Role of sensing technologies in apple bitter pit management”, 1st International Apple Symposium, Shaanxi, China. October 10-16, 2016. Time: 25 min, Participants: ~80.
  26. (Invited) Webinar (Khot, L. R. and P. Jacoby) on “Deep sub-surface micro-irrigation (SSMI) and the role of emerging sensing tools in growing wine grapes with less water”, October 2016 Webinar by Decagon Devices, Inc., Pullman, WA.  October 27, 2016. Time: 60 min, Registrations: ~175. Webinar link: http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=874b1784bd142518756e8b07a&id=b63780c805&e=26bac1312d
  27. (Invited/sponsored) Presentation on “Advanced technologies for ‘decision and precision’ agriculture”, College of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering, Northwest A&F University, Shaanxi, China. October 15, 2016. Time: 120 min, Participants: ~35.
  28. (Invited) Panelist on “small UAS in Agriculture and STEM education”, 2016 UAS Agricultural and Academic Conference, Sunnyside, WA.  September 15, 2016. Time: 60 min, Participants: ~65.
  29. Lead & organized “Central Washington Field Tour”, 5th IFAC Conference on Sensing, Control and Automation Technologies for Agriculture- AGRICONTROL 2016, Seattle, WA; August 17, 2016. Time: 1 day, Participants: 26.
  30. (Invited) Presentation & DEMO on “Aerial and ground sensing in agriculture production”, 2016 Washington Viticulture Field day, Kiona winery, Benton City, WA; August 12, 2016. Time: 25 min, Participants: 80.
  31. (Invited) Tutorial on “Emerging sUAS technology for precision agricultural applications”, 2016 IEEE International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Arlington, VA; June 7, 2016. Time: 45 min, Participants: 14.
  32. Demo and Presentation on “In-field sensing and decision support system to prevent cherry fruit cracking due to rainwater” WSU Cherry Field Day, Prosser, WA; June 1, 2016. Time: 20 min, Participants: ~66.
  33. (Invited/sponsored) Workshop on “UAVs: Understanding and applying drone technology”, 2016 Tree School East, Baker City, OR; April 23, 2016. Time: 70 min, Participants: 15.
  34. (Invited/sponsored) Presentation on “Domain of small and mid-sized UAS in Agriculture”, 19th Othello Sandhill Crane Festival, Othello, WA; March 19, 2016. Time: 60 mins, Participants: 16.
  35. (Invited/ sponsored) Presentation on “Unmanned aerial systems in agriculture”, Skagit summit, Mount Vernon, WA; March 3, 2016. Time: 45 min, Participants: 15.
  36. (Invited/ sponsored) Presentation on “Precision agriculture and ag Automation”, Skagit summit, Mount Vernon, WA; March 3, 2016. Time: 45 min, Participants: 15. (Co-presentation with Dr. Qin Zhang).
  37. (Invited/ sponsored) Workshop presentation on “UAS applications in cherries”, 73rd Annual Northwest Cherry Institute, Yakima, WA; January 15, 2016. Time: 25 min, Participants: 55+.
  38. Panel Lead and Presentation on “Proximal and remote sensing technologies”, Precision Farming EXPO 2016, Kennewick, WA; January 8, 2016. Time: 60 min, Participants: 96+.
  39. (Co-) lead and facilitated organization of “Precision Farming EXPO 2016”, PFE16, Kennewick, WA; January 7-8, 2016. Participants: ~320.
  40. (Invited) Seminar on “UAS and precision ag”, Eastern Washington Ag Expo 2016, Pasco, WA; January 5-6, 2016. Time: 45 min, Participants: ~40.
  41. Sankaran, S.*, and L.R. Khot. 2016. Role of sensor technologies in precision agriculture and high-throughput phenomics. 2nd International Workshop on the Role of Robotics in Precision Agriculture, Lahore, Pakistan, 13 October 2016. [International Invited Webinar], Participants: 60.
  42. Lead and Organized “Yamaha RMAX Presentation & Demo for tree fruit growers”, CPAAS, Prosser, WA; July 22, 2015 (15 invited growers).
  43. Lead and Organized “Yamaha RMAX Presentation & Demo for WSU tree fruit researchers”, CPAAS, Prosser, WA; (Day 2: 34 [24 WSU researchers, 10 media and agri-business players]).
  44. Lead and Organized “CPAAS Open House & Agricultural Technology Day 2015”, CPAAS, Prosser, WA; September 17, 2015 (Attendees: 137 from Agri-business industry, growers, commodity group representatives, OSU-UI-WSU researchers and media (Good Fruit Grower, Capital Press, Local news channels & others). Event offered 2.5 CEUs. CPAAS affiliates had 21 poster presentations and 8 DEMOs. Was able to get sponsorship of $2000 from Wilbur-Ellis Co. for lunch & Juice ($200) from Treetop Inc. WA.
  45. (Invited) eXtension webinar on “Precision Agriculture: Beyond the domain of small UAS”. 2015/16 eXtension Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Agriculture Learning Network Webinar Series. November 18, 2015. Time: 30 min, Participants: 23. Webinar link: https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/p93j46o37ke/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal
  46. (Invited) Workshop/class on “Drones & imagery”. Crop Production Services- 5th Annual Ag School, Kennewick, WA; December 3, 2015. Time: 60 min (x 2 classes), Participants: Class-1: 90; Class-2:50.
  47. (Invited/sponsored) Workshop presentation on “Role of small and mid-sized unmanned aerial systems in potato production management”. 42nd Annual Hermiston Farm Fair, Seminars & Tradeshow, Hermiston, OR. December 2, 2015. Time: 40 mins, Participants: 165+.
  48. (Invited) Workshop presentation on “Precision drones”. Washington Mint Convention & Washington Mint Growers 2015 Winter Conference, Kennewick, WA. December 1, 2015. Time: 40 min, Participants: 55.
  49. (Invited) Workshop presentation on “Applications of UAV in field, row and tree-fruit crop production in WA State”. UF-CREC Workshop on UAS Applications in Agriculture, Lake Alfred, FL. March 20, 2015. Time: 20 min, Participants: 60.
  50. (Invited/sponsored) Panelist “Data Panel”. Precision Farming Expo, Salem, OR. March 17-18, 2015. Time: 45 min, Participants: 100.
  51. (Invited) Presentation on “Unmanned aerial systems in agriculture”. WSU ANR meeting, Spokane, WA. February 11-12, 2015. Time: 60 min, Participants: ~30.
  52. (Invited) Short course on “UAV’s and rapid sensing technologies for agriculture”. 2015 Columbia Basin Crop Consultants Associations meeting, Moses Lake, WA. January 22-23, 2015. Time: 40 min, Participants: 70, (one-on-one interactions with consultants: 4, Time: 30 min)
  53. (Invited/sponsored) Presentation on “Scope of UAS technology in WA Agriculture”. Workshop on The Technological Landscape for Application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Specialty Crops, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA. November 11, 2014. Time: 15 min, Participants: ~40.
  54. (Invited/sponsored) Presentation on “Applied sensor technologies in precision agriculture”. Oregon Precision Farming Expo (OPFE), McMinnville, OR. April 2-3, 2014. Time: 60 min, Participants: 150.