The newest in automated and precision farming technologies will be displayed at a free, public expo 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Washington State University Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser, Wash.
|A harvest labor monitoring system will be among the technologies demonstrated at the CPAAS Expo. (Photo by Matt Whiting, WSU)|
“At the top of our to-do list is making our research useful to growers and the industry,” said Qin Zhang, director of the WSU Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems (http://cpas.wsu.edu/), host of the second annual expo. “The expo is a chance for growers, industry professionals and members of the public to see what we do and explore possibilities.”
Demonstrations will include:
• a blossom thinning device
• shake and catch cherry harvesting
• 3D sensor technology
• over-the-row sensor platforms
• bin-dog picking technology
• a solid set canopy delivery system and more.
More than 80 people attended the 2012 expo. The center is a venue for incubation and development of new ideas for researchers, entrepreneurs and others seeking to advance and commercialize automated and precision agriculture technologies.