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.
B.S., Civil Engineering, Colorado State University
David has special interests in livestock and poultry manure management, agricultural chemicals management, and water quality. He has specialized training in environmental engineering as related to agriculture’s impact on the soil, water, and air resource; Pesticide Applicator’s License; EPA Water Quality Courses; and Aquaculture. He assembles databases and makes analyses related to livestock and poultry manure to feed resource model simulations for USDA’s CEAP initiative.