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Bringing together students, researchers, & key partners at WSU in Pullman, WA! Enjoy a video our team created highlighting our partnership.  Click on the buttons below to read more

Our Collaboration with WSU:'s business model includes working closely with land-grant universities, who are chartered by Congress to invest in agricultural research. One such university is Washington State University, and this Spring we headed out to WSU's Prosser Irrigation Agriculture Research Center (IAREC) to sit down and further explore our partnership. While spending our time at Prosser IAREC we had the opportunity to connect on a close basis with Dr. Lov Khot and Dr. Troy Peters.

Our collaboration with WSU

Dr. Lav Khot

Associate Professor 

Ag Engineering


Dr. Khot works in the Agricultural Automation Engineering research area of the Department of Biological Systems Engineering. His research and extension program focuses on “Sensing and automation technologies for site specific and precision management of production agriculture.” 

Special emphasis is towards integration of:

• Remote Sensing (Unmanned and Manned Aerial Systems)

• Ground-based (Proximal) Crop Sensing

• Decision Support Systems and Information Delivery Technologies

• Precise Applications of various Production inputs

• Agricultural Machinery and processes

• Data-based modeling

Dr. Troy Peters


Biological Systems Engineering

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Dr. Troy works at the Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser, WA. Troy's primary focus is on agriculture irrigation while conducting research in Land, Air, Water Resources, and Environmental Engineering (LAWREE). This all includes deficit irrigation, irrigation water hydraulics, irrigation scheduling and management, irrigation automation, sprinkler irrigation efficiency, low energy precision application (LEPA), low elevation spray application (LESA), and crop water estimation.

About WSU Prosser IAREC:

The Prosser Irrigation Agriculture Research Center was established by legislative mandate in 1919 to service the agricultural research needs in Washington State.  Since then the program grew with the region as an arm of the Washington Agriculture Experiment Station network. As the largest Research and Extension Center within WSU’s College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS), this program has made major scientific contributions to increased food production, enhanced food safety, and nutrition for better health for all people. alongside the work of WSU Prosser IAREC scientists, staff and students will continue to be a significant contributor to  transformative research and extension efforts in the region, state, and even the nation.

The very first agriculture-focused hackathon at WSU!



October 1-5, 2020

This was a 5 day event where students spent these sleepless nights applying their education & learnings to focus on data-driven agriculture scenarios powered by Microsoft Azure.

For Who?

WSU Affiliates

WSU students, postdocs, and researchers from all backgrounds and all campuses. Limited travel support available.


Online D1G1TAL AgATH0N

Due to social distancing, WSU's very first agriculture-focused hackathon met online through Microsoft Teams.


Learn New Skills!

This event gave students the opportunity to learn new skills such as cloud computing through Microsoft Azure and even how to use satellite imagery and other tools to deliver agriculture-focused insights.

Event Sponsors:

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WSU Sponsors:

  • College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

  • Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

  • Office of Research Advancement and Partnership

  • Department of Biological Systems Engineering

  • Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources

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