Register by Sept. 10 for agricultural technology open house

apple-robot-80PROSSER, Wash. – Agricultural automation, robotics, precision agriculture technologies and associated economics research will be showcased at the free Agricultural Technology Day open house noon-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at Washington State University’s new Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems (CPAAS) facility on Bunn Road in Prosser.

The goal of the event is to educate growers, agricultural industry professionals, crop consultants and researchers about the cutting edge agricultural technologies being researched by the CPAAS affiliate team.

Sensors measure force and pressure during WSU testing of an apple picking robot. (Photo by Long He, WSU)

Highlights will include: an apple picking robot; an unmanned aerial helicopter for precision farming applications; low energy precision irrigation technology; artificial pollination and mechanical pruning of tree fruits; application technology; and agricultural technology economics, among others.

Certified crop adviser continuing education units (CEUs: 2.5) are available. The event is free but registration is required before Sept. 10. To register, please contact Lav Khot, or 509-786-9302, or Linda Root, or 509-786-9235. Lunch will be provided, courtesy of Wilbur-Ellis Co.


Lav R. Khot, WSU Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems, 509-786-9302,