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

Editorial Board

Associate Editors

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.

The American Society of Agricultural Engineers publishes Transactions of the ASABE six times a year. Open Access may be purchased for your article.

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Editor's Choice

Analyzing the Nozzle Spray Fan Pattern of an Agricultural Sprayer Using Pulse Width Modulation Technology to Generate an On-Ground Coverage Map

Advanced sprayers automatically control individual boom sections and nozzles to accommodate increased machine sizes and travel speeds, yet automatic control of flow-based systems raises concerns regarding coverage accuracy and uniformity during changes in travel speed and spray swath width. New commercial systems apply product at a constant pressure using varied duty cycles of pulse width modulated (PWM) solenoids to maintain a constant application rate. However, concerns exist regarding the dynamic effect of solenoid on/off latency on spray fan pattern and spray coverage. The objectives of this study were to investigate the on/off latency in PWM nozzles, determine if active nozzles affect spray fan pattern latency, and develop flow characteristics to simulate dynamic spray coverage.

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

Wetland Ecosystem Resilience (WER) Special Collection

The Ecological Engineering (NRES-28) and Streams, Reservoirs, and Wetlands (NRES-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

Gypsum Bedding Impact on Hydrogen Sulfide Release from Dairy Manure Storages

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

A Shearing Strain Model for Cylindrical Stress States

Hydrologic and Water Quality Models: Performance Measures and Evaluation Criteria

Wireless Sensor Network Effectively Controls Center Pivot Irrigation of Sorghum


Microwave Processing of Animal Feed: A Brief Review

A Novel Mathematical Model for Predicting Performance of the Sequential Batch Anaerobic Digestion Process: Part I

Fading Activities of Herbicidal Droplets Amended with Emulsifiable Spray Adjuvants on Cucurbitaceous Leaves

Recent Open and Public Access

A Review of Cyclospora cayetanensis Transport in the Environment

Sustainable Slopes: Satisfying Rainfall-Erosion Equilibrium and Mechanical Stability

Center-Pivot-Mounted Sensing System for Monitoring Plant Height and Canopy Temperature

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


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