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Thomas Gerik

Professor and Center Director, Texas A & M AgriLife Research

How I work with Harvest

Dr. Gerik works on the following areas for Harvest:

  • Agronomy and Crop Production;
  • Reducing Risk/Increasing Productivity and Resilience of Crop Production;  
  • Agricultural Systems Modeling

Research programs center on improving knowledge of agriculture and natural resource systems and the development and application of agricultural/natural resource system models and computer decision aids to determine the impact/benefit/consequences of land/crop management on the environment and on agricultural and economic productivity.   Research include: the development user interfaces for farming system/agricultural ecosystem models (EPIC and APEX) for on-farm analyses of production and risks; coordination of the USDA-NRCS National Cropland Assessment for the USDA-Conservation Effects Assessment Program among others. Oversees the research and management of 4.6 Faculty, 11.0 Research Scientists, and 20 research/support staff with annual budgets of 1.0 million in appropriated and 3.0 million in contract dollars.