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  • November/December 2015
  • GuideToConsultants15
  • ASABE 2014-2015 Member Roster
  • 2015 ITSC Meeting Paper Award
  • Resource Magazine November/December Issue

    Mechanized grape harvesting is the most efficient method of removing fruit from the vines, and timing is everything. The November/December Resource explores the history and evolution of grape harvesters—with a late-night ride on the latest model. See page 6 to watch the video.

    Also included in this issue: Cubic Farming—growing fresh produce in an urban setting; the answer to “What’s an Iron Goat?”; ePortfolios—a new concept for students and prospective employers; and articles on unique ASABE events for up-and-coming student engineers—the 1/4 Scale Tractor and Robotics competitions.

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  • Guide to Consultants

    Looking for an Agricultural or Biological Engineering Consultant?
    The ASABE Guide to Consultants is a concise reference for finding just the expertise you need for your project. You'll find areas of expertise, contact information and states in which the consultant is registered as a professional engineer

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  • 2014-2015 ASABE Member Roster now available

    The new 2014-2015 Member Roster lists the new communities technical and associated committees. Lists members alphabetically, geographically, and by organization. Complete listing of committees, including description and appointments.
    Available to ASABE members only.
    Published in November 2014. 255 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches, softbound.
    ISSN: 0743-5673
    $33 plus postage and handling

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  • Navigation Strategies for a Vineyard Robot

    2015 Information Technology, Sensors, & Control Systems Meeting Paper Award (ITSC) at the 2015 ASABE Annual International Meeting Sponsored by ASABE, New Orleans, Louisiana July 26-29, 2015, authored by Francisco Rovira-Más, Christophe Millot, Verónica Sáiz-Rubio

    This paper describes the first version of the robot and outlines the navigation strategy implemented in it for autonomous mapping of vineyards. This design is the result of the first half of an EU-funded project, which challenged an international consortium (France, Germany, Italy and Spain) of three universities and five smes (small-medium enterprises) to develop a prototype close to the commercial stage in three years with 2 million euros. The final robot must be able to map nitrogen status of the canopy in the summer and the anthocyanins level (red intensity as harvesting readiness) over the fall.

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About ASABE Publications

ASABE publishes over 1,500 information resources each year, including technical papers from meetings and conferences, peer-reviewed journal articles, a membership magazine, textbooks, reference books, and standards.  These are available in electronic format in our ASABE Online Technical Library.  Most are also available in print form and are described in our Publications Catalog.  Access to the full-text is a benefit of membership. University or company-wide access is also an option via site license arrangements. Searches and viewing abstracts are open to all.

The publications are targeted to engineers, scientists, technicians, and others interested in the subject areas covered by ASABE. Researchers, equipment or system designers, consultants, extension specialists, students, instructors, and other technically oriented industry and agri-business personnel are frequent users of ASABE information.

ASABE also publishes a series of books on agricultural equipment history. Collectors and others with a nostalgic interest in tractors and equipment used on farms from the 1800s to the current day will enjoy these books geared to a less-technical audience.


About Technical Library

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Electronic Delivery Option

All ASABE technical information, including journals, standards, meeting and conference papers, textbooks, and monographs, is being published in both print and web format. The online collection includes all journal articles since 1972 and other publication categories from 2001 to date. The site currently contains over 200,000 pages of technical content. Web access to the full text of this information is only available to ASABE members and those affiliated with institutions and companies purchasing a yearly site license. Abstract-level access is open to all.

The yearly license agreement covers the complete collection of ASABE technical publications. Site license agreements for individual publications are not available.

ASABE peer-reviewed journals, with 1972 (or first volume) to present online:

Biological Engineering Transactions (formery Biological Engineering) (ISSN 2162-643X) (Discontinued in 2015)
Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health (ISSN 1074-7583)
Applied Engineering in Agriculture (ISSN 0883-8542)
Transactions of the ASABE (ISSN 2151-0032)

Other ASABE technical publications, with 2001 to present online:

ASABE Standards 
ASABE Annual Meeting Papers
Conference Proceedings

Both HTML and PDF versions of most documents are offered. The full text can be searched or users may choose context-sensitive searching allowing them to search for terms in only specific fields, such as keyword, title, author, and/or abstract. Searches may also be limited to a specific publication type, such as peer-reviewed journals. The web site is located at Access for institutions is via site license with IP access control.

Site Licenses

ASABE offers site licenses for consortia, single institutions, and special/corporate libraries. The licenses are based on standard public domain license models. Fees vary depending on the user base and other details. See the price quote request form. Contact Sandy Rutter for pricing details and other information.

Paper Versions

ASABE will continue to publish all material on paper in addition to offering the web delivery option. Customers purchasing a site license are offered a steep discount on print if they are interested in acquiring both formats. For subscription items such as journals and standards the discount is 60% or more off list price.

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Access ScholarOne Manuscripts , the ASABE site for journal manuscript submission and peer review. 

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