ASABE Revises Standard on automatic agricultural weather stations.

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American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) revised its standard for automatic agricultural weather stations: ASAE EP505.1, Measurement and Reporting Practices for Automatic Agricultural Weather Stations. Revision aligns with current practices and equipment by establishing minimum recommendations for measurement, reporting, siting, operation, maintenance, and data management procedures for automatic agricultural weather stations.



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ASABE Revises Automatic Agricultural Weather Station Standard



ST JOSEPH, MICHIGAN — The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has revised its standard for automatic agricultural weather stations.



ASAE EP505.1, Measurement and Reporting Practices for Automatic Agricultural Weather Stations, was revised to align with current practices and equipment. It establishes minimum recommendations for measurement, reporting, siting, operation, maintenance, and data management procedures for automatic agricultural weather stations.



The standard applies to automatic weather stations installed individually, or as part of a network of stations, for the measurement and reporting of specific weather variables in agricultural environments. The document also addresses a recommended core set of measurements and general siting considerations for agricultural weather stations.



ASABE members with standards access and those with site-license privileges can access the full-text via electronic download on the ASABE online Technical Library at elibrary.asabe.org/. Others can obtain a copy for a fee directly from the library or by contacting ASABE headquarters at schultz@asabe.org.



ASABE is recognized worldwide as a standards developing organization for food, agricultural, and biological systems, with more than 250 standards currently in publication. Conformance to ASABE standards is voluntary, except where required by state, provincial, or other governmental requirements, and the documents are developed by consensus in accordance with procedures approved by the American National Standards Institute. For information on this or any other ASABE standard, contact Scott Cedarquist at 269-932-7031, cedarq@asabe.org. A current listing of all ASABE standards projects can be found on the ASABE web site at www.asabe.org/projects.



ASABE is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Further information on the Society can be obtained by contacting ASABE at (269) 429-0300, emailing hq@asabe.org or visiting www.asabe.org/.

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