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Joel P. Schneekloth


Regional Water Resource Specialist CSU Extension

Contact Info

Phone: (970) 345-0508   Office: 40335 CR GG, Akron, CO 80720

Email: Joel.Schneekloth@Colostate.Edu   Lab:


Fields of Expertise

1.) Irrigation and Drainage
2.) Water Conservation

Areas of Interest

 Alternative Crops for IrrigationCropping SystemsLimited Irrigation ManagementSprinkler Package Design


Joel Schneekloth is the Regional Water Resource Specialist for Colorado State University. He has a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanized Agriculture with an emphasis upon water resources from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Joel has been with Colorado State University since 2000. Prior to that, he held a Water Resource Extension Educator and Water Resources Coordinator positions with the University of Nebraska. Joel conducts research and educational programs relating to irrigation and crop production with a primary emphasis upon limited water supplies, system management and design, and alternative crops. Prior research projects have included irrigated forage production, irrigation response of sunflowers, water response of oilseeds, and skip-row sunflower production. His current research and demonstration projects include a large scale limited irrigation and crop systems projects in the Republican and South Platte Basin and fertility management of irrigated sunflowers.