Editor in Chief: Dr. Garey Fox, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Editorial Board

Associate Editors

This peer-reviewed journal publishes applications of engineering and technology research that address agricultural, food, and biological systems problems. Submissions must include results of practical experiences, tests, or trials presented in a manner and style that will allow easy adaptation by others; results of reviews or studies of installations or applications with substantially new or significant information not readily available in other refereed publications; or a description of successful methods of techniques of education, outreach, or technology transfer.

The American Society of Agricultural Engineers publishes Applied Engineering in Agriculture six times a year. Open Access may be purchased for your article.

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Editor's Choice

Field Characterization of Field Capacity and Root Zone Available Water Capacity for Variable Rate Irrigation

Accurate spatial characterization of field capacity (FC) and root zone available water capacity (R) can enhance site-specific management practices such as variable rate irrigation to lower input costs, reduce contaminant leaching, and/or improve crop yield. Measuring the volumetric water content after wet soils drain following substantial precipitation can provide a field estimate of FC.

Call for Papers

IoT in Smart Agriculture

Organizers: Priyan Malarvizhi Kumar, Ching-Hsien Hsu, Gautam Srivastava

See the Call for Papers flyer for more details and contact information. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • The future of technology in farming.
  • Possibilities for IoT in agriculture.
  • Current IoT-based agricultural applications.
  • Challenges facing IoT in agriculture.
  • IoT-based smart monitoring in agriculture.
  • AI-based IoT for agriculture management.
  • IoT-based sustainable management in agriculture.
  • IoT-based information processing in agriculture.
  • Smart agriculture in a connected environment.
  • IoT-based remote monitoring in agriculture.
  • Applications of IoT for smart irrigation.
  • Recent IoT trends and solutions in agriculture.
  • Empowerment of farmers by smart agriculture.
  • The impact of big data in smart agriculture.
Manuscript submission 5/14/2020
Author notification 7/1/2020
Revised papers due 8/30/2020
Final notification 10/28/2020

Wetland Ecosystem Resilience (WER) Special Collection

The Ecological Engineering (NRES-28) and Streams, Reservoirs, and Wetlands (NRSE-25) Groups are co-sponsoring this collection. Topics could include, but are not limited to, resilience of natural, restored, fresh, and coastal wetlands to environmental and human-driven change; capacity of wetlands to increase interconnected systems’ resilience by providing ecosystem services (e.g., water quality improvement, carbon sequestration, wave attenuation, water storage, habitat); and methods for monitoring and analyzing wetland ecosystem service resilience using high-resolution measurements, including field, lab, remote sensing, and data-intensive techniques. Submit your manuscript any time before 1 March 2019. Benefits from the collection include the first three pages being free and free public access through 2021. Please forward the call to other potentially interested parties. If you have questions, please contact Kyle Douglas-Mankin or Tiffany Messer.

Upcoming Collections

Global Water Security

Organizer: Daren Harmel
The collection will focus on water security for producing food, fiber, and energy crops as well as maintaining water quality and quantity for ecosystem health and services. The Collection will include manuscripts selected from conference participants as well as from invited experts. It builds on the recent Global Water Security Conference for Agriculture and Natural Resources held at Hyderabad, India, October 3-6, 2018.

Evapotranspiration Symposium

Organizer: Devendra Amatya

Forest Ecohydrologic Modeling

Organizer: Devendra Amatya

Effectiveness of Agricultural Conservation Practices on Water Pollutant Reduction

Organizers: Yongping Yuan, Ruth Book

Frequently Cited

Farm’s Sequence of Adoption of Information-intensive Precision Agricultural Technology

Swine Finishing Room Air Infiltration: Part 1. Quantification and Prediction

Physical Properties of White and Black Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris)


Nutrient Variability Following Dairy Manure Storage Agitation

Performance Quantification of Manure Management Systems at 11 Northeastern U.S. Dairy Farms

Design and Testing of an On-Line Omnidirectional Inspection and Sorting System for Soybean Seeds

Recent Open and Public Access

Waste To Wisdom: Utilizing Forest Residues for the Production of Bioenergy and Biobased Products

A Subsurface Drip Irrigation System for Weighing Lysimetry

Satellite Psychrometric Formulation of the Operational Simplified Surface Energy Balance (SSEBop) Model for Quantifying and Mapping Evapotranspiration

Versatility of the MAnure PHosphorus EXtraction (MAPHEX) System in Removing Phosphorus, Odor, Microbes, and Alkalinity from Dairy Manures: A Four-Farm Case Study


Outstanding Associate Editors for 2018

The high quality of ASABE peer­ reviewed journal publications could not be maintained without the dedicated service of associate editors, who spend hours working closely with reviewers, authors and editors during the peer review process for each manuscript.

  • Haiyan Cen
  • Paul D. Colaizzid
  • Sudhagar Mani
  • Jaume Puig-Bargués
  • Mark R. Wilkins
  • Sarah Xiao Wu

Outstanding Reviewers for 2018

Our peer­ reviewed journals could not be successful without reviewers willing to spend hours evaluating author manuscripts and making suggestions for improvements.

  • Akinbode A. Adedeji
  • Lilong Chai
  • Daniel K. Fisher
  • Robert S. Freeland
  • Yufeng Ge
  • John E. Gilley
  • David L. Hard
  • Ganti S. Murthy
  • Jaume Puig-Bargués
  • Jianfeng Zhou