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

Editorial Board (Community Editor Call for Nominations)

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.

Why publish with us? Meet our Editor in Chief.

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.

Read about publishing in Navigating the Publication Process: An ASABE Journals’ Perspective. Review the 2019 journal survey results in Changes to ASABE Journals Guided by Member Feedback.


Page Charges Revised

The ASABE Journal Editorial Board is implementing a new pricing structure for article processing charges. Under the new structure, members will receive the first three pages at no charge, pages four to seven are $100 each, and pages eight and over are $200 each. For non-members, only the first page has no charge.

The Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health charges follow the same structure, but at half the per-page charge due to its smaller page size. See more details at https://www.asabe.org/APC.

Community Editors Selected

Please welcome our new community editors! Three began their term on August 1, 2021.

  • Monica Gray, Coastal Carolina University, South Carolina - Education, Outreach, and Professional Development (EOPD)
  • Michael Pate, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Utah State University - Ergonomics, Safety, and Health (ESH)
  • Heping Zhu, USDA ARS, Ohio - Machinery Systems (MS)

Kati Migliaccio, Professor and Department Chair, University of Florida, took on the role of community editor for the NRES community on October 1.

We would like to express our appreciation to the outgoing community editors - Deepak Keshwani (EOPD), Fadi Fathallah (ESH), Bradley Fritz (MS), and Kyle Mankin (NRES).

Discount for Publishing Your AIM 2021 Presentation in Our Journals

Convert your 2021 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 2021 Annual International Meeting, present your work at the 2021 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 2021 AIM paper number.

Editor's Choice

Assessment of Spring Potential for Sustainable Agriculture: A Case Study in Lesser Himalayas

In this study, an attempt is made to understand the potential of a spring for agricultural water use by evaluating the crop water requirement and potential improved strategies to increase the water productivity. Analysis proves that crop evapotranspiration is higher (946-1062 mm) for crops with extended duration (165-180 days) as compared to evapotranspiration (92.91 mm) of short duration (60 days) crops. The total water requirement for major crops in the area is 6411.35 mm and the monitored spring has the potential to supplement this water requirement. Adopting the system of rice intensification to increase the rice yield (by 49%), increases the water productivity. The sensitivity analysis of benefit to cost suggests that, an increase in the crop yield by 30% can increase the revenue in the study area by Rs.3687197, which is 217% more than the input costs. Therefore, it is essential to optimize the available water and area for irrigation to achieve the global water security for increasing population. Further, utilizing springs as potential irrigation sources will support rural community in meeting domestic water requirement and achieving environmental sustainability. Findings of this study will help in planning and implementing management strategies that are resilient in the face of future changes and improve the economic condition of farmers.

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.

Soil Erosion Research Symposium

The collection will be based on presentations at the upcoming International Symposium on Soil Erosion Research under a Changing Climate to be held at Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

Kati Migliaccio, Editor, Natural Resources & Environmental Systems (NRES)
Kyle R. Mankin, Guest Editor, Special Collection Co-coordinator
Anita M. Thompson, Guest Associate Editor, Special Collection Co-coordinator

Submission Guidelines

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

Soil Erosion Research Symposium

The collection will be based on presentations at the upcoming International Symposium on Soil Erosion Research under a Changing Climate to be held at Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

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).

Frequently Cited

Review our most highly cited journal articles or see some of our most frequently cited below.

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 2020

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.

  • Kingsly Ambrose
  • Christopher Choi
  • Robert Grisso
  • Jianhan Lin
  • Debasmita Misra
  • Prem Parajuli
  • Anita Thompson
  • Binxin Wu
  • Heping Zhu

Outstanding Reviewers for 2020

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

  • Kingsly Ambrose
  • Jnana Bairy
  • Bent S. Bennedsen
  • Jane A.S. Bonds
  • Ying Chen
  • Steven R. Evett
  • Shuang Fu
  • Serap Gorucu
  • Dennis W. Hallema
  • AMark Healy
  • Carol L. Jones
  • Suzanne M. Leonard
  • Mengxing Li
  • Jude Liu
  • John M. Long
  • Thomas Marek
  • Wesley M. Porter
  • Sindhuja Sankaran
  • Simerjeet S. Virk
  • Earl Vories
  • Alvin Ray Womac