For 32 years, members of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) have recognized and honored the most innovative advancements in engineering in the areas of agriculture, food and biological systems with the AE50 Award. The products selected save producers time and reduce cost and labor, all while improving user safety. To be eligible for the award, each development —which could be a component, machine, structure, system, end product or procedure — must embody the application of new technology or the innovative application of an older technology. The technology must be new to the entire industry, not to an individual company. Each year an international panel of industry experts in technology, design and product development gather to evaluate the entries and select up to 50 products for recognition. The Android tablet-based Smart-Apply Intelligent Spray Control System was developed over the last 10 years by the USDA Agricultural Research Service and leading universities. Smart Guided Systems LLC has a 5-year exclusive technology transfer agreement for this LiDAR-based system and has commercialized it. The Intelligent Spray Control System can be adapt...