40 Under 40, Class of 2021

Lav R Khot, PhD

Company

Washington State University

Job Title

Associate Professor -- Precision Agriculture; Interim Director, WSU AgWeatherNet

Accomplishments

Lav Khot directs research and extension program at Washington State University, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences with focus on developing site-specific crop monitoring and management technologies through crop, environmental sensing, and automation to help fruit, grape and berry crop growers. His internationally recognized PrecisionAg program is instrumental in developing drone imagery-based data products as well as innovative IoT enabled cyber physical systems to effectively manage weather induced crop stressors. He also leads development of precision orchard sprayers and fixed spray systems.





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