Dr. Raj Khosla is a Professor of Precision Agriculture in the Department of Soil & Crop Sciences at Colorado State University (CSU). He is also a Visiting Professor at Precision Agriculture Research Chair, King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and an Adjunct Scientist/Visiting Professor at the National Engineering Research Center for Information Technology in Agriculture (NERCITA), in Beijing, China.
Dr. Khosla is responsible for the Precision Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Program at CSU. His research and extension/outreach programs focus on managing spatial variability of nutrients in soils by precise crop input management in an environmentally sensible manner. Dr. Khosla is well known for his pioneering work in quantifying spatial variability in soils by developing site-specific management zones and enhancing nutrient use-efficiency of environmentally sensitive nutrients, particularly nitrogen.
Dr. Khosla has authored/co-authored over 200 publications. His research, teaching and extension efforts have been recognized widely. He has been recognized with over a dozen national and international awards, including the CSU Distinguished Monfort Professorship. In 2007, he was appointed Chairperson of the International Conference of Precision Agriculture.
Dr. Khosla is the current President of the International Society of Precision Agriculture. He is a past president of both the Western Society of Soil Science and the CSU chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta International Honor Society of Agriculture. He is an Associate Editor of the Soil Science Society of America Journal and is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Precision Agriculture.