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

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This peer-reviewed journal publishes research that advances the engineering of agricultural, food, and biological systems. Submissions must include original data, analysis or design, or synthesis of existing information; research information for the improvement of education, design, construction, or manufacturing practice; or significant and convincing evidence that confirms and strengthens the findings of others or that revises ideas or challenges accepted theory.

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ASABE publishes Transactions of the ASABE six times a year. Open Access may be purchased for your article.

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Editor's Choice

LUU CHECKER: A Web-based Tool to Incorporate Emerging LUs in the SWAT Model

Standard practice of setting up Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) involves use of a single land use (LU) layer under the assumption that no change takes place in LU condition irrespective of the length of simulation period. This assumption leads to erroneous conclusions about efficacy of management practices in those watersheds where land use changes (LUCs) (e.g. agriculture to urban, forest to agriculture etc.) occur during the simulation period. To overcome this limitation, we have developed a user-friendly, web-based tool named LUU Checker that helps create a composite LU layer by integrating multiple years of LU layers available in watersheds of interest.

Recent Special Collections

Global Water Security

Wetland Ecosystem Resilience

Center Pivot Irrigation Tech Transfer

More collections

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. This collection will be published in Applied Engineering for Agriculture. 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

Upcoming Collections

National Irrigation Symposium

Organizer: Freddie Lamm
The collection will be based on presentations at the upcoming 6th Decennial National Irrigation Symposium to be held at San Antonio, Texas, November 30 to December 4, 2020.

Evapotranspiration Symposium

Organizer: Devendra Amatya
The collection will be based on presentations at the upcoming 2nd ASABE Global Evapotranspiration Symposium to be held at Nanjing, China, October 25-29, 2020.

Forest Ecohydrologic Modeling

Organizer: Devendra Amatya

Effectiveness of Agricultural Conservation Practices on Water Pollutant Reduction

Organizers: Yongping Yuan, Ruth Book, Kyle R. Douglas-Mankin
This collection will invite experts to review published studies that evaluate effectiveness of important conservation practices to reduce nutrient losses (including losses due to sediment transport) from agricultural fields.

Invited review articles will: (1) compare and integrate results from studies conducted in different settings and site conditions to obtain a systematic understanding of the mitigation efficacy of each reviewed conservation practice; (2) obtain general insights from the showcased studies on the performance-based costs of conservation practices; (3) develop recommendations for prioritizing cost-effective conservation practices when funding agencies are developing their programs; and (4) collect defensible data to support and update the technical content in NRCS conservation practice standards and to help document the magnitude of nutrient reduction efforts nationwide.

Frequently Cited

Model Evaluation Guidelines for Systematic Quantification of Accuracy in Watershed Simulations

The Soil and Water Assessment Tool: Historical Development, Applications, and Future Research Directions

SWAT: Model Use, Calibration, and Validation

Estimation of Soil Water Properties

Hydrologic and Water Quality Models: Performance Measures and Evaluation Criteria

Subsurface Drip Irrigation: A Review

Improved APEX Model Simulation of Buffer Water Quality Benefits at Field Scale

Detection of Surface and Subsurface Defects of Apples Using Structured- Illumination Reflectance Imaging with Machine Learning Algorithms

Shake-and-Catch Harvesting for Fresh Market Apples in Trellis-Trained Trees

A Relaxation Model Based on the Application of Fractional Calculus for Describing the Viscoelastic Behavior of Potato Tubers

Wireless Sensor Network Effectively Controls Center Pivot Irrigation of Sorghum


Wetland Ecosystem Resilience: Protecting and Restoring Valuable Ecosystems

Modeling Aerially Applied Sprays: An Update to AGDISP Model Development

Quantifying Nitrate Dynamics of a Confluence Floodplain Wetland in a Disturbed Appalachian Watershed: High-Resolution Sensing and Modeling

Nitrate Removal by Floating Treatment Wetlands Amended with Spent Coffee: A Mesocosm-Scale Evaluation

Recent Open and Public Access

The Potential Resiliency of a Created Tidal Marsh to Sea Level Rise

Seasonal and Intra-Event Nutrient Levels in Farmed Prairie Potholes of the Des Moines Lobe

Corn and Sorghum ET, E, Yield, and CWP as Affected by Irrigation Application Method: SDI versus Mid-Elevation Spray Irrigation

A Review of In-Canopy and Near-Canopy Sprinkler Irrigation Concepts

Low-Energy Precision Application (LEPA) Irrigation: A Forty-Year Review


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. Colaizzi
  • 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