Daniel Smeal

Daniel Smeal
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Title: College Professor

Research Area: Irrigation, crop water-use, xeriscaping

Office Location: Agricultural Science Center at Farmington

Email Address: dsmeal@nmsu.edu

Office phone: (505) 327-7757

Office fax: (505) 325-5246


  • MS Biology, Eastern New Mexico University - 1980

  • BS Biology/Wildlife Management, Eastern New Mexico University - 1978

  • Certified Irrigation Designer - Irrigation Association

  • Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor - Irrigation Association

  • Certified Crop Advisor - American Society of Agronomy

Research Interests/Current Research Emphasis: * Crop water-use and water-use/yield (and/or quality) relations of agronomic and horticultural crops, including turfgrass and drought-tolerant (xeric) landscape plants.

  • Water conservation through plant selection and climate-based irrigation scheduling.

Professional Experience:

  • 1983 to present: Research Scientist at New Mexico State University's Agricultural Science Center at Farmington.

  • 1980 to 1983: Research Assistant for NMSU's Agricultural Engineering Department at the Agricultural Science Center at Clovis.

Professional Societies and Awards:

  • Irrigation Association

  • (member - Technical Conference Coordinating Committee)

  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

  • Recipient: Stephen W. and Robert E. Roberts Memorial Staff Award. 2000.