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CPAAS and Ag Weather Network Open House

July 12 @ 2:15 pm - 5:30 pm


JULY 12, 2024

2:15 to 5:00 PM (plus a social hour)

Prosser WA: WSU CAHNRS’s Center for Precision & Automated Agricultural Systems (CPAAS) and AgWeatherNet (AWN) are hosting an Open House. This event will provide growers, agricultural industry professionals, crop consultants, government representatives and researchers an update from both units on weather and crop sensing as well as cutting-edge agricultural technologies being researched at WSU.

Highlights of this year’s event include technology exhibition related to 1) robotic pruning, thinning, pollination, nutrient application and harvesting, 2) site-specific frost/heat stress monitoring and management, 3) precision/smart fixed and movable crop protection technologies, 4) mesoscale weather mapping and associated decision support tools, and 5) know-how on private weather stations integration within AWN ecosystem.



2:15 PM: Cherry Harvesting Demo at Roza and WA 38 Demo Farm

3:00: CPAAS and AgWeatherNet Introductions

3:15: Keynote: GPS-guided autonomous and precision solutions, GPX Solutions, The Netherlands

3:45: CPAAS and AgWeatherNet Booths

  • Robotic Pruning, Thinning and Pollination – Dawood Ahmed, Ranjan Sapkota, Manoj Karkee
  • Precision Nutrition Management in Orchards and Vineyards – Atif Asad, Achut Sapkota, Salik Khanal, Manoj Karkee
  • Automated Green-Shoot Thinning – Safal Kshetri, Manoj Karkee
  • Precision Frost Management – Srikanth Gorthi
  • Automated Heat Stress Management – Basavaraj Amogi
  • Intelligent Sprayer, Fixed Spray Systems & Drone Sprayers – Dattatray Bhalekar
  • ET Mapping with Drones – Rajkumar Dhakar
  • Precision Livestock Management (GHG Emissions & Heat Stress Monitoring) – Keshawa Dadallage
  • Sensor-Driven Micro-irrigation for Water Conservation & Drought Resilient Crops – Pete Jacoby
  • AWN Tiers and Decision Support Portal – Sean Hill, Derek Weaver, Nathan Santo

4:45: Social with posters (snacks and beverages provided)

If you plan to attend, please register here


Bernardita Sallato professional photo
Bernardita Sallato
Tree Fruit Extension Specialist
Manoj Karkee professional photo
Dr. Manoj Karkee
CPAAS Director
Lav Khot professional photo
Dr. Lav Khot
AgWeatherNet Director


July 12
2:15 pm - 5:30 pm




WSU-Prosser Roza Orchard
53002 N. Crosby Rd.
Prosser, WA 99350 United States
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