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

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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.

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Read our journal descriptions to see which one is best for your content. Articles types include research, research briefs, review, frontier, editorial, and perspective. You may also initiate a special collection or participate in an existing open special collection.

ASABE publishes Applied Engineering in Agriculture six times a year. Open Access may be purchased for your article.

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Discount for Publishing Your AIM 2021 Presentation in Our Journals

Convert your AIM presentation to a journal article and receive a page charge discount of $100 or 10%, if over 10 pages for the final layout. You must be registered for the annual meeting, present your work at the AIM, and submit your manuscript to ScholarOne by October 1, 2021. When uploading to ScholarOne, at the end of Step 1: Type, Title, & Abstract, be sure to select the special collection Annual International Meeting (AIM) Discount and include in your cover letter your AIM paper number.

Editor's Choice

Time-domain and Frequency-domain Reflectometry Type Soil Moisture Sensor Performance and Soil Temperature Effects in Fine- and Coarse-textured Soils

The performances of six time-domain reflectometry (TDR) and frequency-domain reflectometry (FDR) type soil moisture sensors were investigated for measuring volumetric soil-water content in two different soil types. Soil-specific calibration equations were developed for each sensor using calibrated neutron probe-measured volumetric soil-water content. Sensors were also investigated for their performance response in measuring volumetric soil-water content to changes in soil temperature.

Recent Special Collections

Agricultural Conservation Practice Effectiveness

6th Decennial National Irrigation Symposium

Global Water Security

Wetland Ecosystem Resilience

Center Pivot Irrigation Tech Transfer

More collections

Call for Papers

The following collections are open to submissions of manuscripts from anyone with relevant content. Please include a cover letter file with your submission that states the name of the collection chosen. Also, choose the special collection name from the list in ScholarOne Step 1.

Circular Food and Agricultural Systems (CFAS)

Organizers: Kati Migliaccio, Guest Editor and Coordinator; Garey Fox, Editor-in-Chief

See the Call for Papers flyer for more details and contact information. Articles will be published in the 2022 issues of Transactions of the ASABE. These peer-reviewed articles present works that envision, redesign and/or develop pathways for transitioning current food and agricultural systems (FAS) systems into circular economy systems that:

  • design out waste,
  • keep products and materials in use,
  • regenerate natural systems,
  • provide economic benefits, and
  • are more resilient and in harmony with Earth’s ecosystems.
Manuscript submission 9/30/2021
First decision 12/1/2021
Final acceptance 2/1/2022

Additionally, a special poster session will be held at the 2021 Annual International Meeting (AIM) for presenters to showcase concepts, proposed projects, models and data analytics systems, on-going research, and other advances in food and agricultural systems that contribute to circularity and resource use efficiency. Submit your abstracts for this special poster session by February 26, 2021 to circulareconomies@asabe.org.

Watch for more details on the AIM and the circular economy initiative in the coming weeks, including the March-April issue of Resource.

Streambank Erosion, Sediment Dynamics and Restoration: Monitoring, Modeling and Case Studies (SER)

Organizers: Kyle R. Mankin, Aaron R. Mittelstet, Celso Castro-Bolinaga

See the Call for Papers flyer for more details and contact information. Articles will be published in Transactions of the ASABE or Applied Engineering for Agriculture. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • monitoring, modeling, case studies,
  • streambank stabilization, restoration, and reclamation projects,
  • success stories, lessons learned,
  • streambank erosion,
  • channel aggradation/degradation,
  • impacts on flood frequency, nutrient transport, biodiversity, recreation,
  • sediment source characterization, and
  • related topics.


Manuscript submission 3/1/2021
First decision about 4/1/2021
Final acceptance 7/1/2021


Preferential Flow and Piping (PFP) in Riparian Buffers

Organizers: Kyle R. Mankin, Derek Heeren, Lucie Guertault

See the Call for Papers flyer for more details and contact information. Articles will be published in Transactions of the ASABE or Applied Engineering for Agriculture. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • mechanisms of PFP in the vadose zone,
  • preferential flow in surface runoff,
  • field and/or laboratory experiments,
  • modeling PFP,
  • impacts of PFP on flow and transport, and
  • impacts of PFP on surface water quality.


Manuscript submission 9/1/2020
First decision about 11/1/2020
Final acceptance 2/1/2021


Computer Modeling and Statistics for Agriculture

Organizers: Oscar Sanjuán Martínez, Giuseppe Fenza, Ruben Gonzalez Crespo

Guest Editor: Tamie Veith

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 internet of things (IoT) and statistical analysis on smart farms.
  • Advances in simulation and modeling for analysis and decision-making.
  • Parallel and distributed simulation methods for crop monitoring and pest control.
  • Decision-making with advanced computer modeling and statistical approaches.
  • Statistical modeling for precision agriculture.
  • The convergence of artificial intelligence with statistical modeling for enhanced prediction and decision-making.
  • Quality control and production improvement with computer modeling.
  • Big data with statistical modeling to enhance agricultural productivity.
  • Sustainable computer models and innovations for agriculture.
  • Modeling sensor data to obtain useful information for agriculture.
  • Computer modeling for knowledge discovery and representation.


Manuscript submission 8/25/2020
Author notification 10/27/2020
Revised papers due 12/28/2020
Final notification 2/27/2021


Upcoming Collections


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 (Postponed).


Forest Ecohydrologic Modeling

Organizer: Devendra Amatya


Effectiveness of Agricultural Conservation Practices on Water Pollutant Reduction

Organizers: Yongping Yuan, Ruth Book, Kyle R. 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

Review our most highly cited journal articles.

Reference Crop Evapotranspiration from Temperature

Characterization of Crude Glycerol from Biodiesel Production from Multiple Feedstocks

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

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

Wireless Sensor Network Effectively Controls Center Pivot Irrigation of Sorghum

The Economics of Biomass Logistics and Conversion Facility Mobility: An Oregon Case Study

Protected Agriculture in Extreme Environments: A Review of Controlled Environment Agriculture in Tropical, Arid, Polar, and Urban Locations

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

Physical Properties of White and Black Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris)




Factory-Calibrated Soil Water Sensor Performance Using Multiple Installation Orientations and Depths

A Soil Water Balance Model for Subsurface Water Management

Effect of Shaking Location and Duration on Mechanical Harvesting of Fresh Market Apples

Variety Effects on Cotton Yield Monitor Calibration

Recent Open or Public Access

Effect of Collector Size on Center Pivot Water Depth Catch

Potential Water Conservation Using Site-Specific Variable Rate Irrigation

Identifying Advantages and Disadvantages of Variable Rate Irrigation: An Updated Review

Comparison of Stationary and Moving Infrared Thermometer Measurements Aboard a Center Pivot

Kansas Center Pivot Uniformity Evaluation Overview

The Impact of Historical Gin Stand Technologies on Cotton Fiber and Seed Quality

Calibration of Stainless Steel-edged V-Notch Weir Stop Logs for Water Level Control Structures


Outstanding Associate Editors for 2019

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.

  • Srinivasulu Ale
  • Claire Baffaut
  • Arend-Jan Both
  • Reza Ehsani
  • John P. Fulton
  • Marvin R. Paulsen
  • Sanjay B. Shah
  • Joseph S. Dvorak

Outstanding Reviewers for 2019

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

  • Lilong Chai
  • Joseph S. Dvorak
  • Daren Harmel
  • Long He
  • Sushil Kumar Himanshu
  • Wesley Clint Hoffmann
  • Yanbo Huang
  • Farzaneh Khorsandi
  • Kritika Kothari
  • April B. Leytem
  • Yuzhen Lu
  • Sushant Mehan
  • Oluwatosin J. Oginni
  • Marvin R. Paulsen
  • Benjamin M. Plumier
  • C. Alan Rotz
  • Allen E. Russell
  • Soraya Shafiekhani
  • Thomas J. Trout
  • Alvin Ray Womac