Blessing Masasi

Professor/Agricultural Engineering - CBBE

Blessing Masasi
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College of Ag & Environ Sciences

Natural Resources & Environ Design

Sockwell Hall 118


Dr. Masasi is an Assistant Professor of Biological Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University. He received his Ph.D. in Biosystems Engineering from Oklahoma State University. He also earned his M.S. in Water Science and Engineering - specialization in Land and Water Development from the IHE-Delft Institute for Water Education in the Netherlands and a BSc in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Zimbabwe. He teaches courses in the area of soil and water conservation engineering. Dr. Masasi’s research focuses on developing and evaluating improved irrigation management strategies and decision-support tools to ensure sustainable and efficient water utilization in agricultural production. In his research projects, he uses a combination of field experiments and crop simulation models to study the impacts of management practices and climate change on agricultural production and water use.

Research Interests

Irrigation, Water Management, Precision Agriculture, Crop Modeling

Recent Publications

  • Divya Handa, Blessing Masasi, Scott Frazier, Saleh Taghvaeian, Jason Warren, Daniel Moriasi (2022). (Evaluating Uniformity of Center Pivot Irrigation Systems in Western Oklahoma). (2) 38, pp. 313--319. Applied Engineering in Agriculture.
  • Ali Ajaz, T Berthold, Qingwu Xue, Shubham Jain, Blessing Masasi (2022). (Scientific Irrigation Scheduling by Utilizing Weather Api and Open Source Modeling in Texas High Plains and Rio Grande Basin). Available at SSRN 4104204.
  • Blessing Masasi (2021). (Groundwater-Based Irrigation in the US--Challenges and Progress). Preprints.
  • Chukwujekwu Obianefo, John Ng’ombe, Agness Mzyece, Blessing Masasi, Ngozi Obiekwe, Oluchi Anumudu (2021). (Technical efficiency and technological gaps of rice production in Anambra State, Nigeria). (12) 11, pp. 1240. Agriculture.
  • John Ng’ombe, Moses Tembo, Blessing Masasi (2020). (“Are they aware, and why?” Bayesian analysis of predictors of smallholder farmers’ awareness of climate change and its risks to agriculture). (3) 10, pp. 376. Agronomy.
  • Blessing Masasi, Saleh Taghvaeian, Prasanna Gowda, Daniel Moriasi, Patrick Starks (2020). (Assessment of heat unit availability and potential lint yield of cotton in Oklahoma). (6) 36, pp. 943--954. Applied Engineering in Agriculture.
  • Blessing Masasi, Saleh Taghvaeian, Randy Boman, Daniel Moriasi, Patrick Starks (2020). (Impacts of variable irrigation regimes on cotton yield and fiber quality). (1) 5, pp. e20031. Agricultural \& Environmental Letters.
  • Janvier Hakuzimana, Blessing Masasi, others (2020). (Performance evaluation of irrigation schemes in Rugeramigozi Marshland, Rwanda). (1) 4, pp. 15--19. Water Conserv. Manag.
  • Blessing Masasi, Saleh Taghvaeian, Prasanna Gowda, Gary Marek, Randy Boman (2020). (Validation and application of AquaCrop for irrigated cotton in the Southern Great Plains of US). 38, pp. 593--607. Irrigation Science.
  • Blessing Masasi, John Ng’ombe (2019). (Does a market systems approach revitalize smallholder irrigation schemes? Evidence from Zimbabwe). (2) 8, pp. 36. Sustainable Agriculture Research.
  • Blessing Masasi, Saleh Taghvaeian, Randy Boman, Sumon Datta (2019). (Impacts of irrigation termination date on cotton yield and irrigation requirement). (2) 9, pp. 39. Agriculture.
  • Blessing Masasi, Saleh Taghvaeian, Prasanna Gowda, Jason Warren, Gary Marek (2019). (Simulating soil water content, evapotranspiration, and yield of variably irrigated grain sorghum using AquaCrop). (4) 55, pp. 976--993. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association.