Lal K. Almas

Associate Dean, College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences and Professor of Agricultural Business and Economics

West Texas A&M University
Canyon, TX 79016-0001
(806) 651-2552

Dr. Almas joined the Department of Agricultural Sciences in 2001. He received a doctor of veterinary medicine (D.V.M. '82) from University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan. He studied agricultural business and economics at West Texas A&M University (M.S. '94) and statistics and agricultural and applied economics at Texas Tech University (M.S. ' 99 and Ph.D. '99).  Dr. Almas' research interests include production agriculture, environmental and resource economics, agribusiness analysis, water management and planning, economic impact assessment and policy analysis, statistical methods and agricultural marketing and trade.

Dr. Almas has been involved in the regional water planning and management process for the Texas Panhandle since 1999.  He has served as a principal investigator for many years conducting research on economic optimization and water policy modeling research efforts through the USDA-ARS funded Ogallala Aquifer Program.  Dr. Almas is involved in OWCAP's development of integrated models which will assist decision makers and stakeholders to develop the policies needed to sustain irrigated agriculture and the regional economy.


Selected Publications

Almas, L. K., Price, J. A., Workneh, F., & Rush, C. M. (2016). Quantifying economic losses associated with levels of wheat streak mosaic incidence and severity in the Texas High Plains. Crop Protection, 88, 155-160.

Guerrero, B., Amosson, S., Almas, L., Marek, T., & Porter, D. (2016). Economic Feasibility of Converting Center Pivot Irrigation to Subsurface Drip Irrigation. 2016 Journal of the ASFMRA, 77-88.

Jr, A. K., Almas, L. K., & Al-Noaim, M. I. (2015). Nitrogen Rates and Sources Affect Yield and Profitability of Maize in Pakistan. Crop, Forage and Turfgrass Management, 1 (1).

Tewari, R., Almas, L. K., Johnson, J., Golden, B., Amosson, S., Bridget L. Guerrero (2014). Multi-year water allocation: an economic approach towards future planning and management of declining groundwater resources in the Texas Panhandle. Texas Water Journal, 5 (1), 1-11.

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