Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems

WSU scientists to share research at upcoming Honoring Undergraduate and Graduate Scholars Symposium

Scientists at WSU IAREC will share their research alongside Heritage University undergraduate students during the Honoring Undergraduate and Graduate Scholars Symposium on March 31. The event, set to take place on the Heritage University campus in Toppenish, Washington, represents an ongoing alliance between the two universities while helping WSU graduate students improve their mentoring skills.

A stereo camera works in a cherry orchard.

Automated drones could scare birds off agricultural fields

A WSU research team has developed a systems where cameras could spot birds feeding on fruit and launch drones to drive off the avian irritants. All without human interference.

A drone hovers over a green vineyard with mountains in the background.

Laura Hill, Qin Zhang elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences

Laura Hill and Qin Zhang will join the Washington State Academy of Sciences.

Composite photo of Hill, Zhang headshots

Robotic crop pollination goal of new $1 million grant

A team led by WSU scientists received grant to develop robotic technology for crop pollination.

Karkee works on an extended metal arm with several hinges.

WSU researchers test nanocrystals to prevent frost damage in tree fruits

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities RICHLAND, Wash. – Groundbreaking nanotechnology designed to protect cherries, apples and other popular fruits from frost damage is showing positive results in tests by Washington State University researchers. The research team recently received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop […]

Red ripe berries of sweet cherries on a branch close-up on blurred background of green leaves and brick wall on a sunny summer day. Selective focus

Viruses, Food Sci Online, Orchard Tech

Viruses Aid and Abet to Overcome Plant Defenses WSU researchers have found that viruses will join forces to overcome a plant’s defenses and cause more severe infections that an individual pathogen. “These findings have important implications in our ability to control these viruses,” said Hanu Pappu, Sam Smith Distinguished Professor of Plant Virology and chair […]

Newest orchard technology demonstrated at WSU-sponsored expo Oct. 2

WENATCHEE, Wash. – The Washington State University Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems (CPAAS) will present a free, public Technology Expo starting at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the WSU Sunrise Orchard near Wenatchee. A free lunch will be provided by Wilson Irrigation, Orchard and Vineyard Supply.