WVU Extension

Doolarie Singh-Knights

Doolarie Singh-Knights
Doolarie Singh-Knights
Extension Assistant Professor
2108 Agricultural Sciences Building
PO Box 6018
Morgantown, WV 26506-6108
dosingh-knights@mail.wvu.edu
Phone: 304-293-7606
Fax: 304-293-6954


Area of Expertise
  • Agricultural Economics and Farm Management
  • Farm Planning, Financial Analysis and Record Keeping
  • Agritourism/Farm Diversification
  • Sustainable Agriculture Production Systems
  • Program Responsibilities
  • Develop and deliver research-based educational programs to meet the farm management needs of agriculture producers in WV.
  • Cooperate and consult with other faculty and agriculture specialists in the development and evaluation of economically and environmentally sustainable production and marketing systems.
  • Conduct surveys, prepare Fact Sheets and work with county faculty to present training activities.
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Resource Management.
  • Advise undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Education
    Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Natural Resource Economics), West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA, 2003
    Master of Science Degree (Production Economics), West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA, 2001
    Bachelor of Science (Management Studies), University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, 1997.

    Selected Publications
  • Knights, M., N. Siew, R. Ramgattie, D. Singh-Knights, and G. Bourne (2012) – Effect of Time of Weaning on the Reproductive Performance of Barbados Blackbelly Ewes and Lamb Growth Reared in the Tropics. Small Ruminant Research 103 (2012), pp. 205-210.
  • Knights, M., R. Ramgattie, N. Siew, D. Singh-Knights, and G. Bourne (2011) – Effectiveness of a Short-term Treatment with Progesterone Injections on Synchrony of Lambing and Fertility in Tropical Hair Sheep. Animal Reproductive Science (2011), doi:10.1016/j.anireprosci.2011.04.019.
  • Joseph, Jeanelle., D. Singh-Knights and D. Smith (2009) – “Sustainability in the Tourism Sector: Assessing Ecotourists Willingness to Pay for Ecotourism Offerings in Trinidad and Tobago”. Proceedings of the 28th West Indies Agricultural Economics Conference, Port-of-Spain Trinidad, 6-10 July 2009, pp. 46
  • Singh-Knights, Doolarie, A. Patterson, and M. Knights (2009) – “Retail Margins, Price Transmission and Price Asymmetry in Selected Agricultural Commodities in Trinidad and Tobago: Investigating the Causes of Increasing Food Prices”. Proceedings of the 28th West Indies Agricultural Economics Conference, Port-of-Spain Trinidad, 6-10 July 2009, pp. 57
  • Singh-Knights, Doolarie and D. Palmer.(2008) “Forecasting Sugarcane Production in Jamaica Using a Vector Autoregression Framework.” Proceedings of the 16th CAS Biennial Conference on Science and Technology: Vehicles for Sustainable Economic Development in the Caribbean, Grande Anse, Grenada, 11-13 October 2008; pp.313-315.
  • Singh-Knights, Doolarie, J. Joseph; and D. Smith.(2008) “Assessing the Current Status and Future Potential of Ecotourism in Trinidad and Tobago.” Proceedings of the 16th CAS Biennial Conference on Science and Technology: Vehicles for Sustainable Economic Development in the Caribbean, Grande Anse, Grenada, 11-13 October 2008; pp.303-307.
  • Singh-Knights D, Lewis P E., Knights M. and Smith D. (2005) “Analysis of Decision-Making Factors for Sheep Producers in West Virginia: Implications for the U.S. Sheep Industry.” Agricultural and Resource Economics Review Journal. Vol. 29 (2): 251
  • Singh-Knights, Doolarie and M. Knights (2005). “Feasibility of Goat Production in West Virginia – A Handbook for Beginners.” West Virginia Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station. Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Consumer Sciences, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. October 2005.
  • Knights, M., Singh-Knights, D., Bourne, G.A., Inskeep, E.K., Lewis, P.E. (2004) Use of the ram effect to induce out of season breeding. 7th World Sheep and Wool Congress, 7: 355-377
  • Singh Knights D., Smith D. and Knights M (2004). Forecasting models developed from West Virginia lamb sale transactions provide evidence of seasonality of slaughter and feeder lamb prices and a shifting market preference. J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 82: 114.

  • Selected Presentations
  • Rastogi, R., D. Singh-Knights and M. Knights (2010) “Estimates of Net Returns and Economic Values for Specific Traits in Rabbit Production in Trinidad and Tobago”. Selected Paper Presentation at the IV Cuniculture Congress of the Americas Córdoba, Argentina, September 22-24, 2010.
  • Singh-Knights, D., and S. Hutchinson (2009). – “Caribbean Food Insecurity and US-Caribbean Trade – Implications for the Agribusiness Sector”. Selected Paper Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Agricultural Economics Association, Milwaukee, WI, July 2009.
  • Patterson, A., D. Singh-Knights and M. Knights.(2008) “Analyzing the Impact of Marketing Margins on Food Prices for Selected Commodities in Trinidad and Tobago. Selected Paper Presentation at the International Congress on Sustainable Agri-food Systems in the Tropics, Trinidad, December 2008.
  • Palmer, D., D. Singh-Knights and M. Knights.(2008) – “Assessing the Market Demand for Goats’ Milk in Trinidad and Tobago”. . Selected Paper Presentation at the International Congress on Sustainable Agri-food Systems in the Tropics, Trinidad, December 2008.
  • Singh-Knights, D. and Marlon Knights (2006). “Flock Health and Management Calendar for Spring and Fall Lambing in West Virginia”. WVU Agricultural Experiment Station Fact Sheet (Peer-reviewed).
  • Singh-Knights, D., Marlon Knights and Dennis K. Smith (2006). “Management and Marketing Considerations for West Virginia Sheep Producers”. WVU Agricultural Experiment Station Fact Sheet (Peer-Reviewed).
  • Singh-Knights, Doolarie and D. Smith (2005). “Entrepreneurship and Small Business Survival in the Northeast: The Case of West Virginia.” Selected Paper Presentation at the Rural Entrepreneurship and Community Development in the Northeast Conference, Burlington, VT, September 2005.
  • Singh-Knights, Doolarie, D. Smith and M. Knights (2005). “A Hedonic Analysis of Sheep and Goat Prices in a Changing Environment: The Role of Consumers and Implications for Management.” Selected Paper Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Agricultural Economics Association, Providence, RI, July 2005.
  • Singh-Knights, Doolarie, D. Smith and M. Knights (2005). “Developing Needed Price Premiums for Selecting Optimal Marketing Strategies for Sheep Producers in West Virginia.” Selected Paper Presentation at the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association Conference, Annapolis, MD, June 2005.
  • Singh D., Smith D. and Phipps T (2002). “An Economic Analysis of Two-Tier Tariff Rate Import Quotas: Section 201 Trade Action for the Sheep Industry”. In: Proceedings of the Meetings of the Center for North American Studies (Meetings of the Free Trade of the Americas, the WTO and the New Farm Legislation), May, 2002, San Antonio Texas. http://cnas.tamu.edu/publications/powerpoint/program2.htm.

  • Awards/ Recognition
    Doctoral Fellow, West Virginia University Chancellor’s Scholars Program, 2010
    Second place winner, West Virginia University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences’ Graduate Paper Competition, April 2000
    Inducted into Gamma Sigma Delta (Honor Society of Agriculture), 2000, West Virginia University Chapter
    Recipient of the Organization of the American States Fellowship to the Graduate Studies Program, West Virginia University, Division of Resource Management (1998-2000)

    Committee
  • NESARE State Coordinator for WVU, Jan 2011 – Present
  • WVU E-Campus Technology Committee, 2012
  • Faculty Mentor, WVU Chancellor’s Scholars Program (Formerly Minority Doctoral Teaching Fellows Program), 2010 – Present
  • Reviewer, Agribusiness Section of Tropical Agriculture, 2009-Present