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July 31: High-tech advances in farming focus of Agriculture Technology Day

Drone over vineyardPROSSER, Wash. – The Center for Precision & Automated Agricultural Systems at Washington State University will host Agricultural Technology Day, 1-6 p.m. Monday, July 31, at Prosser, Wash.

WSU researchers will share their work on cutting-edge agricultural advances with growers, agricultural industry professionals and crop consultants.

The event includes two presentations, “Drone-Data-Decisions in Agriculture” and “Precision Irrigation Technologies,” followed by demonstrations of energy-efficient precision irrigation and drone-based multispectral sensors.

Lav Khot, WSU researcher, testing ag drone
Lav Khot, WSU researcher, testing agricultural drone over vineyard

Dozens of displays and demos include robotic weeding and apple harvesting, intelligent in-orchard bin-managing systems, high-throughput crop phenotyping, precision pollination, mechanical pruning and more.

Participants can interact with WSU researchers and provide valuable feedback both during the sessions and at a networking social at 5-6 p.m.

Agriculture Technology Day will be held at the WSU Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center, 24106 N Bunn Rd., Prosser, Wash.

To learn more, visit the WSU Tree Fruit website.

 

Media Contact:

  • Seth Truscott, WSU College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences, struscott@wsu.edu, 509-335-8164

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