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Daniel Smeal

Title
College Professor, Plant & Environmental Sciences
Expertise Crops, Water
Expertise Detail Irrigation management, crop production-water relations, xeriscape, best management practices
Office Location 300 Road 4063, Farmington Nm 87401
Office Phone 505-960-7757
FAX 505-960-5246
Email dsmeal@nmsu.edu
Associations AES, Academics
Personal Bio Dan Smeal has been involved in irrigation and soil fertility research at the Farmington Agricultural Science Center since 1983. He has coordinated numerous studies designed to evaluate the relationships between water (and/or nutrient) use and production in crops such as alfalfa, corn, pasture grass, potatoes, small grains, vegetables, turfgrass, drought-tolerant landscape plants, and lesser-known alternative crops. The crop consumptive-use curves resulting from this research have been used in developing irrigation scheduling recommendations for the area. Daniel is a Certified Crop Advisor, Certified Sprinkler Irrigation Designer, Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor and is a member of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers and the Irrigation Association. He has authored/co-authored numerous articles and research reports and has presented research findings at numerous workshops and professional conferences.

Education MS - Biology - Eastern New Mexico University - 1980BS - Wildlife Mgmt/Biology - Eastern New Mexico University - 1978 (summa Cum Laude)
Experience 1983 to present: College Assistant Professor (formerly Agricultural Specialist): Conduct research studies pertaining to crop consumptive-use and relationships between crop production and water-use at the Agricultural Science Center at Farmington.1980 to 1983: Research Assistant conducted crop consumptive-use studies for Dr. Theodore Sammis at the Agricultural Science Center at Clovis.
Awards Recipient of the Stephen W. & Robert E. Roberts Memorial Staff Award - 2000
Languages spoken Spanish (Moderate)

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