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Dr. Peter Ako Larbi

Assistant CE Specialist
Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
9240 S. Riverbend Ave.
Parlier, CA 93648
559-646-6577
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Biography

Dr. Peter Ako Larbi has been an Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist in Agricultural Application Engineering with the University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), since 2018, and a faculty member with the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at University of California Davis (UC-Davis) since 2019. He is based at the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Parlier. As part of his research and extension program, his focus is on developing and promoting best practices for safe, economical, and environmentally sound pesticide application with reduced environmental risks.

Prior to joining UC ANR, Dr. Larbi had been an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Systems Technology in the College of Agriculture at Arkansas State University since 2014. He developed an integrated teaching and research program related to agricultural systems technology; developed and managed research in precision agriculture, agricultural machinery systems, remote sensing and sensor technology; and provided service to the university, college, local community and general scientific community. He held a joint appointment in the Division of Agriculture at University of Arkansas.

From 2012 to 2014, Dr. Larbi was a postdoctoral research associate at the Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems at Washington State University. From 2011 to 2012, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center.

Dr. Larbi earned a Ph.D. in agricultural and biological engineering from University of Florida, and a M.Sc. and a B.Sc. in agricultural engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana.

Education

Ph.D. Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida. 2011
M.Sc. Agricultural Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. 2007
B.Sc. Agricultural Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. 2003

Awards

  • Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor Award
    Presented by Graduate Student Council, Arkansas State University,  2018
  • Professor of the Month for February 2017
    Presented by Arkansas State University,  2017
  • Young Engineer of the Year Award
    Presented by American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, Arkansas Section,  2017
  • Mondialogo Engineering Award
    Presented by United Nations Education Science and Cultural Organization, in partnership with DaimlerChrysler,  2005
  • Special Jury Recognition Award
    Presented by United Nations Education Science and Cultural Organization, in partnership with DaimlerChrysler,  2005

Specialty

Agricultural Application Engineering

Areas of Expertise (click to see all ANR academics with this expertise)

Bibliography

Peer Reviewed

  • Larbi, P. A. (In Press). Chapter 15: Spray Application Principles and Techniques for Olives. In: Olive Oil Production Manual. UC ANR Publication. University of California.
  • Vong, C. N.; Larbi, P. A. (2021). Development and prototype testing of an agricultural nozzle clog detection device. Transactions of the ASABE. 64:1, 49-61. https://elibrary.asabe.org/abstract.asp?aid=51964
  • Pourreza, Alireza *; Moghimi, Ali, et al. (2020). Spray Backstop: A Method to Reduce Orchard Spray Drift Without Limiting the Spray and Air Delivery. Sustainability 2020. 12:8862.
  • Larbi, P. A.; Larbi, D. A. (2018). Adopting Microsoft Excel for Biomedical Signal and Image Processing. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedical Signal and Image Processing.L. Wang. Book Chapter. https://www.intechopen.com/online-first/adopting-microsoft-excel-for-biomedical-signal-and-image-processing
  • Larbi, P. A. (2018). Advancing Microsoft Excel's potential for teaching digital image processing and analysis. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 34:2, 263-276.
  • Larbi, P. A.; Green, S. (2018). Time series analysis of soybean response to varying atmospheric conditions for precision agriculture. Precision Agriculture. 2018, pp 1-14.
  • Zhou, J.; He, L., et al. (2016). Field evaluation of a mechanical-assist cherry harvesting system. Engineering in Agriculture, Environment and Food. 9:4, 324–331.
  • Larbi, P. A. (2016). RGBExcel: An RGB image data extractor and exporter for excel processing. Signal and Image Processing: An International Journal. 7:1, 1-9.
  • Larbi, P. A.; Vong, C. N., Karkee, M. (2015). A study of operator performance for a mechanical sweet cherry harvester: Comparison between manual and remote-controlled operation. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health. 21:3, 145-157.

  • Larbi, P. A. (2015). Modification and field evaluation of an experimental sweet cherry harvester. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 31:3, 387-397.
  • Larbi, P. A.; Karkee, M. (2014). Effects of orchard characteristics and operator performance on harvesting rate of a mechanical sweet cherry harvester. GSTF Journal on Agricultural Engineering. 1:1, 11.
  • Larbi, P. A.; Salyani, M. (2013). Discretization for a spray deposition model: Criteria for temporal and spatial differencing. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 97, 35-39.
  • Larbi, P. A.; Ehsani, R., et al. (2013). Multispectral based leaf detection system for spot sprayer application to control citrus psyllids. Biosystems Engineering. 116:4, 509-517.
  • Khot, L. R.; Ehsani, R., et al. (2012). Air-assisted sprayer adapted for precision horticulture: Spray patterns and deposition assessments in small-sized citrus canopies. Biosystems Engineering. 113:1, 76-85.
  • Larbi, P. A.; Salyani, M. (2012). CitrusSprayEx: An expert system for planning citrus spray applications. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 87, 85-93.
  • Larbi, P. A.; Salyani, M. (2012). Model to predict spray deposition in citrus airblast sprayer applications - Part 1: Spray Dispersion. Transactions of the ASABE. 55:1, 29-39.
  • Larbi, P. A.; Salyani, M. (2012). Model to predict spray deposition in citrus airblast sprayer applications - Part 2: Spray deposition. Transactions of the ASABE. 55:1, 41-48.
  • Khot, L. R.; Ehsani, R., et al. (2012). Spray pattern investigation of an axial-fan airblast precision sprayer using a modified vertical patternator. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 28:5, 647-654.
  • Khot, L. R.; Salyani, M., et al. (2011). Assessment of aerosol deposition and movement in open field conditions. Agricultural Engineering International: CIGR Journal. 13:3.

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Vong, C. N.; Larbi, P. A. (2021). Development and Prototype Testing of an Agricultural Nozzle Clog Detection Device. Transactions of the ASABE, 64(1). American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
  • Larbi, P. A. (2020). Spray Calibration and Coverage: The Basics of Spray Application. Progressive Crop Consultant Magazine. April 14, 2020.
  • Larbi, P. A. (2018). Advancing Microsoft Excel's Potential for Teaching Digital Image Processing and Analysis. Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 34(2). American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
  • Vong, C. N.; Larbi, P. A. (2017). Development and Preliminary Prototype Testing of an Agricultural Nozzle Clog Detection Device. 2017 ASABE Annual International Meeting. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
  • Vong, C. N.; Larbi, P. A. (2017). Development and Preliminary Prototype Testing of an Agricultural Nozzle Clog Detection Device. ASABE Paper No. 1700281. St. Joseph, MI.: ASABE
  • Larbi, P. A.; Marbaniang, C. D., et al. (2017). Verification of Temperature Sensor Readings Obtained from Game and Trail Cameras Used for Crop Monitoring. 2017 ASABE Annual International Meeting. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
  • Larbi, P. A.; Marbaniang, C. D., et al. (2017). Verification of Temperature Sensor Readings Obtained from Game and Trail Cameras Used for Crop Monitoring. ASABE Paper No. 1700231. St. Joseph, MI.: ASABE
  • Larbi, P. A. (2016). Advancing Microsoft Excel's Potential for Low-Cost Digital Image Processing and Analysis. ASABE Paper No. 162455503. St. Joseph, MI.: ASABE
  • Larbi, P. A. (2016). Advancing Microsoft Excel's Potential for Low-Cost Digital Image Processing and Analysis. 2016 ASABE Annual International Meeting. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
  • Vong, C. N.; Larbi, P. A. (2016). Comparison of Image Data Obtained with Different Commercial Cameras for Use in Visible Spectroscopy. 2016 ASABE Annual International Meeting. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
  • Vong, C. N.; Larbi, P. A. (2016). Comparison of Image Data Obtained with Different Commercial Cameras for Use in Visible Spectroscopy. ASABE Paper No. 162455510. St. Joseph, MI.: ASABE
  • Larbi, P. A. (2016). RGB2X: An RGB Image Data Extract-Export Tool for Digital Image Processing and Analysis in Microsoft Excel. ASABE Paper No. 162460787. St. Joseph, MI.: ASABE
  • Larbi, P. A. (2016). RGB2X: An RGB Image Data Extract-Export Tool for Digital Image Processing and Analysis in Microsoft Excel. 2016 ASABE Annual International Meeting. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
  • Larbi, P. A.; Green, S. (2016). Time Series Study of Soybean Response Based on Adjusted Green Red Index. 13th International Conference on Precision Agriculture. International Society of Precision Agriculture.
  • Larbi, P. A.; Green, S. (2016). Time series study of soybean response based on adjusted green red index (AGRI). In 13th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, Paper No. 2162.
  • Larbi, P. A.; Vong, C. N., Karkee, M. (2015). A Study of Operator Performance for a Mechanical Sweet Cherry Harvester: Comparison between Manual and Remote-Controlled Operation. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health 21(3). American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.

  • Larbi, P. A. (2015). An Update on an Airblast Spray Dispersion Model. 2015 ASABE Annual International Meeting. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
  • Larbi, P. A. (2015). An Update on an Airblast Spray Dispersion Model. ASABE Paper No. 152187337. St. Joseph, MI.: ASABE
  • Larbi, P. A.; Karkee, M., et al. (2015). Modification and Field Evaluation of an Experimental Mechanical Sweet Cherry Harvester. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 31(3). American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
  • Larbi, P. A. (2015). Variable-rate application and swath control technology. Resource Magazine. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
  • Larbi, P. A. (2015). Variable-rate application and swath control technology. Resource Magazine. 22:4, 10-11.
  • Zhou, J.; Zhang, Q., et al. (2014). Effect of tree architecture on mechanical harvesting rate for sweet cherry. In XXIX International Horticultural Congress: IHC2014. Brisbane, Australia

  • Larbi, P. A.; Karkee, M., et al. (2014). Field Evaluation of a Modified Mechanical Sweet Cherry Harvester. 2014 ASABE and CSBE/SCGAB Annual International Meeting. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
  • Larbi, P. A.; Karkee, M., et al. (2014). Field Evaluation of a Modified Mechanical Sweet Cherry Harvester. ASABE Paper number 141896871. St. Joseph, MI.: ASABE
  • Larbi, P. A.; Karkee, M., et al. (2013). Assessment of a Prototype Sweet Cherry Harvester. 2013 ASABE Annual International Meeting. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
  • Larbi, P. A.; Karkee, M., et al. (2013). Assessment of a Prototype Sweet Cherry Harvester. ASABE Paper number 131618476. St. Joseph, MI.: ASABE
  • Larbi, P. A.; Amatya, S., Karkee, M. (2013). Characterizing the Response of a Hyperspectral Camera Used in Close Range Imaging under Laboratory Conditions. 2013 ASABE Annual International Meeting. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. 

  • Larbi, P. A.; Amatya, S., Karkee, M. (2013). Characterizing the Response of a Hyperspectral Camera Used in Close Range Imaging under Laboratory Conditions. ASABE Paper number 131594789. St. Joseph, MI.: ASABE.

  • Salyani, M.; & Larbi, P. A. (2013). Model to predict spray deposition in citrus orchard applications. In SuProFruit-2013: Spray Application techniques in Fruit Growing.
  • Amatya, S.; Karkee, M., et al. (2012). Hyperspectral Imaging for Detecting Water Stress in Potatoes. ASABE Paper number 121345197. St. Joseph, MI.: ASABE
  • Amatya, S.; Karkee, M., et al. (2012). Hyperspectral Imaging for Detecting Water Stress in Potatoes. 2012 ASABE Annual International Meeting. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
  • Larbi, P. A.; Salyani, M. (2012). Model to Predict Spray Deposition in Citrus Airblast Sprayer Applications: Part 2. Spray Deposition. Transactions of the ASABE. 55(1). American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
  • Larbi, P. A.; Salyani, M. (2012). Model to Predict Spray Deposition in Citrus Airblast Sprayer Applications: Part 2. Spray Deposition. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
  • Khot, L. R.; Ehsani, R., et al. (2012). Spray Pattern Investigation of an Axial-Fan Airblast Precision Sprayer Using a Modified Vertical Patternator. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 28(3). American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
  • Larbi, P. A.; Ehsani, R., et al. (2012). Young leaf detection for spot spray treatment of citrus canopies to control psyllids. In International Conference on Precision Agriculture, Paper No. 1210. International Society of Precision Agriculture.
  • Larbi, P. A.; Salyani, M. (2011). Model to Predict Spray Deposition in Citrus Airblast Sprayer Applications: Part 1. Spray Dispersion. Transactions of the ASABE. 55(1). American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
  • Larbi, P. A.; Salyani, M. (2010). Development of an Expert System for Citrus Spray Applications. ASABE Section Meeting Paper number FL10-124. St. Joseph, MI.: ASABE
  • Larbi, P. A.; Salyani, M. (2010). Development of an Expert System for Citrus Spray Applications. 2010 Florida Section ASABE Annual Conference and Trade Show. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
  • Larbi, P. A.; Salyani, M. (2010). Spray Model to Predict Deposition in Air-Carrier Sprayer Applications. ASABE Paper number 1008319. St. Joseph, MI.: ASABE
  • Larbi, P. A.; Salyani, M. (2010). Spray Model to Predict Deposition in Air-Carrier Sprayer Applications. 2010 ASABE Annual International Meeting. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
  • Akowuah, J. O.; Dzisi, K. A., et al. (2006). Modification of a large-scale palm fruit cage for local manufacture. In Proc. 3rd Ghana Society of Agricultural Engineers (GSAE) National Conference.
  • Larbi, P. A.; Dzisi, K. A., et al. (2006). Modification of a large-scale palm fruit stripper for local manufacture. In Proc. 3rd Ghana Society of Agricultural Engineers (GSAE) National Conference. Theme:

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