Blackland scientists are developing new technologies and management strategies to improve water, soil, and other natural resources on agricultural, urban, and military lands in central Texas and around the world. The EPIC (Erosion Productivity Impact Calculator, APEX (Agricultural Policy Environment Extender), SWAT (Soil and Water Assessment Tool), and PHYGROW (for a forage production-run-off) models are deployed world-wide as people seek to: increase agriculture production and water supply; improve the environment and the economic well-being of people; and increase the sustainability of land.
M.S. Plant Breeding, Genetics & Cropping Systems, University of Cambridge, UK
Ph.D. Plant Breeding, Genetics & Cropping Systems, University of Cambridge, UK
Agro-Ecosystem Analysis and Computer Modeling
Dr. Manyowa Norman Meki is a member of the CEAP Grazinglands Modeling Team, responsible for the development of plant parameters for modeling the impacts and benefits of conservation practices on grazinglands with the APEXgraze model. Research interests include applying EPIC/APEX models to identify agricultural practices/cropping systems that optimize productivity and sustainability of food production with the least environmental impacts. Assists model developers in improving the capabilities, accuracy and precision of the EPIC/APEX models. Other activities include providing EPIC/APEX training and user support.