Lav Knot is an Assistant Research Professor in Biological Systems Engineering at the Irrigated Agriculture Research Education Center (IAREC) at WSU Prosser. He has a BS, MS, and PhD in Agricultural Engineering. Lav works primarily in the agricultural automation research area. 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 using unmanned and manned aerial systems; ground-based crop sensing; decision support systems; precise applications of various production Inputs; agricultural machinery and processes; and data-based modeling.
Activities and Products
- Assessment of crop growth under modified center pivot irrigation systems using small unmanned aerial system-based imaging techniques
- Economical thermal-RGB imaging system for monitoring agricultural crops
- Assessing suitability of modified center pivot irrigation systems in corn production using low altitude aerial imaging techniques
- Low orbiting satellite and small UAS based high resolution imagery data to quantify crop lodging
- Technology for trade: new tools and rules to improve water use in agriculture and beyond (poster)