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Dr. Mick O'Neill with Drip LIne in Poplar Plantation
Dr. Mick O'Neill
Drip Line in Poplar Plantation

Mick O'Neill, Professor and Jose Fernandez Memorial Chair in Crop Production in the Plant and Environmental Sciences Department of New Mexico State University, is based at the NMSU Agricultural Science Center at Farmington. He manages agronomy and agroforestry research on the 250-acre agricultural research facility situated in the high desert of northwestern New Mexico.

His tenure includes eleven years as the Center Superintendent managing all aspects of research and operations in partnership with three other faculty scientists, ten support staff, and various temporary and summer employees.

Personal research encompasses the judicious use of water through microirrigation in semi-arid environments; hybrid poplar introductions for windbreaks, industrial fiber applications and biofuel production; crop variety trials for state and national testing programs, including oil seed crops for biodiesel development.

Previous experience encompasses over 20 years of international agricultural research and development experience, primarily in Africa (Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Kenya, Rwanda) and India. Team leader for three projects in the coffee-based land use system of Embu, Kenya. Senior Scientist in Kenya and Niger leading research and dissemination efforts in mixed, small-holder farming systems. Management of, and participation in, interdisciplinary, multi-cultural, multi-lingual teams operating within national agricultural research systems (NARS) in collaboration with international agricultural research centers (IARC), universities, national extension programs, and non-governmental organizations. Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana and Burkina Faso.

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Dr. Michael K. O'Neill, Ph.D.
Jose Fernandez Memorial Chair in Crop Production

Mailing Address
NMSU ASC Farmington
PO Box 1018
Farmington, NM 87499-1018

Shipping Address
NMSU ASC Farmington
300 Road 4063
Farmington, NM 87401

Phone: 505-960-7757
Fax: 505-960-5246
Email: moneill@nmsu.edu