Charles H. Burmester

Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences extension-specialist

Extension Agronomist
Row Crops
Selected Publications
1979 M.S., Auburn University (Agronomy)
1977 B.S., Auburn University (Agronomy)

Professional Activities:

I serve as a project leader for various cotton research experiments located at the Tennessee Valley Research and Extension Center in northern Alabama. I am either directly or indirectly involved with most of the cotton research conducted at this location. Major research efforts have included nitrogen and potassium fertility, conservation tillage, surface and subsurface irrigation, defoliation, reniform nematode control, and precision agriculture. As the primary cotton resource contact for county agents in northern Alabama, I work with the agents on conducting on-farm demonstrations and assist with farm visits, county tours, and meetings. I also serve as an agronomic resource for county agents on other row crop and forage problems in northern Alabama. I work closely with state specialist, Dr. Dale Monks, to coordinate meetings and develop extension programs for Alabama’s cotton farmers. Recent efforts have resulted in a web page so farmers can quickly access current cotton research and extension information. My goals are to continue to try to identify research areas that will help Alabama’s cotton farmers achieve higher yieldsand profits. With new technology we hope to speed thetransfer of this information through our extension programs.

Professional Experience:

1987-present Extension Agronomist Tennessee Valley Research and Ext. Center
1980-1987 Research Associate Tennessee Valley Research and Ext. Center
1979-1980 Assistant County Agent Henry County, Alabama (ACES)

Honors and Awards:

  • Extension Cotton Specialist of the Year, 2000.

Professional Societies Membership:

  • Extension Career Ladder Committee


Tn Valley Reg Ext Ctr
Belle Mina, AL 35615