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ASABE publishes a new standard

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers has published a new standard to provide evaluation methods for uniform application of irrigation in landscape settings. ANSI/ASABE S626, Landscape Irrigation System Uniformity and Application Rate Testing, covers continuous, unimpeded areas of turf and groundcover. Methods presented may be used as part of an irrigation system audit.

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. Others can obtain a copy for a fee directly from the library or by contacting ASABE headquarters.

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 (cedarq@asabe.org; 269.932.7031). A current listing of all ASABE standards projects can be found on the ASABE website.

ASABE is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food and biological systems. In a 2011 memorandum of understanding, the IA indicated its desire for the ASABE to develop standards on behalf of the irrigation industry. Further information on the society can be obtained by contacting ASABE (hq@asabe.org; 269.429.0300) or visiting www.asabe.org/.

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