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Biosystems Engineering announces its Outstanding Paper Awards for 2022

For many years Biosystems Engineering has presented awards for outstanding papers published over the preceding two-year period and announced the winners to coincide with scientific conferences organised by EurAgEng. It normally selects three award winners and does not discriminate between the winners. 

Biosystems Engineering, the peer-reviewed engineering science journal owned by IAgrE is a truly international journal publishing articles from across the globe. It is also the official journal of the European Society of Agricultural Engineers (EurAgEng). This year the AgEng/ Land.Technik 2022 conference took place in Berlin on 22/ 23 November and IAgrE announced winners from Australia, USA and France.   

The papers receiving awards were selected from a short list of papers nominated by the journals eleven editors and 26 strong editorial board. The nominations were acknowledged to represent the strongest field yet and Dr Steve Parkin, editor-in-chief, was pleased to see that the winners demonstrate not only the high quality of the articles the journal published but also the broad nature of work involved in our discipline. 

“This year we rewarded authors researching into applying advanced simulation techniques to soils, developing robotic weeding and identifying apples in dense orchards. But our scope extends well beyond the research areas of these three award winning articles. We cover areas as diverse as aquaculture, forestry, precision livestock farming, agricultural machinery and crop processing.” 

“It is also pleasing to see the publication metrics for our journal continue to improve as the importance of our research areas become more recognised as important for food production and climate change.”       








Barr J., Desbiolles J., Ucgul M., Fielke J.M.

Bentleg furrow opener performance analysis using the discrete element method



99 - 115

School of Engineering, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes, 5095, SA, Australia

Raja R., Nguyen T.T., Slaughter D.C., Fennimore S.A.

Real-time weed-crop classification and localisation technique for robotic weed control in lettuce



257 - 274

Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis, 95616, CA, United States

Zine-El-Abidine M., Dutagaci H., Galopin G., Rousseau D.

Assigning apples to individual trees in dense orchards using 3D colour point clouds



30 - 52

LARIS, Université d'Angers, France; Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey;  INRAe,  Angers, France