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The Technical Library was launched in January 2001 with technical documents added as they were published throughout the year. Each year nearly 20,000 pages of content will be added. Some material published prior to 2001 has been added to the site in PDF only format. More is scheduled to be added as funds allow.

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The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers is a professional and technical organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Membership in the Society is open to engineers and non-engineers alike. For more information about us, visit the ASABE website.

About ASABE Publications

Over 1,500 information resources are published each year, including technical papers from meetings and conferences, peer-reviewed journal articles, a membership magazine, peer reviewed textbooks and teaching materials, reference books, and standards. A separate book series highlights the history of agricultural equipment.

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.

ASABE's journals, Applied Engineering in Agriculture, Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health, and Journal of the ASABE, are refereed publications that must go through a rigorous peer review before being approved for publication.

We also publish papers presented at our meetings and conferences. These technical papers and proceedings are not subject to a peer-review process nor are they edited before publication. The documents are created directly from author supplied files. As there is little lag time between presentation at the meeting and posting to the site, these documents often provide leading-edge information on new research or application developments.

Technical books including textbooks and monographs are approved for publication by the ASABE's Textbook and Monograph Committee.

ASABE Standards and Engineering Practices are voluntary, consensus industry standards developed and adopted by ASABE. All standards pass through extensive reviews by experts to confirm technical accuracy and to assure that consensus has been achieved.

For more information on our journals, books, or standards, visit the ASABE website at