Lav Khot, Ph.D.
Dr. Lav Khot is an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering and affiliate faculty member of the Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural System. His research and extension program at WSU focuses on “Sensing and automation technologies for site specific and precision management of production agriculture” with special emphasis towards integration of Proximal and Remote (Unmanned and Manned Aerial Systems) Sensing for data-enabled ‘Decision Support Systems and Information Delivery Technologies’ and also Precise Applications of various Production Inputs.
Pete Jacoby, Ph.D.
Dr. Pete Jacoby returned to a faculty position at WSU after serving two decades as a College Administrator in Texas, Nebraska, and Washington State. In 2014, he re-engaged in teaching, extension education, and applied research with emphasis on sub-surface micro-irrigation for high value specialty crops, including grapes, hops, and small fruit. His previous areas of research focused on studies of root system dynamics of perennial shrubs and plant eco-physiology. Although located on WSU Pullman campus, Dr. Jacoby’s field research program operates from Prosser at the WSU Irrigated Agriculture Research & Extension Center. Professor Jacoby is active in the Irrigation Association, American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers, American Society of Enology & Viticulture, and the American Society of Agronomy. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming and his B.S. from Texas A&M University.