Dale Monks

Dale Monks

Professor and Director of Research Operations and Outlying Units
Ag Administration faculty

Row Crops
Selected Publications
1990 Ph.D., University of Georgia Agronomy (Weed Sci.)
1985 M.S., University of Arkansas Agronomy (Weed Sci.)
1983 B.S., Middle Tenn. State Univ. (Plant and Soil Science)

Professional Activities:

Brief description of research program and goals: The foundation of my research program is focused on the practical problems experienced by cotton and soybean producers in Alabama and the southeastern U.S. My extension programming provides many opportunities to visit producers in the field and observe problems associated with production. It is through these visits and numerous meetings that I am able to design my research program to fill specific scientific voids. The trials are conducted via small plot research trials on Alabama Experiment Station locations or may be conducted in producer’s fields. It has been my experience that on-farm research often has a much higher degree of acceptance since the producer can participate and gain a better understanding of the work. Brief description of extension program and goals: The “Alabama Cotton Program” is an interdisciplinary effort of agronomists, agricultural engineers, entomologists, plant pathologists, and research faculty aimed at providing research and extension programs. The target clientele of this program is considered a “traditional” agricultural audience composed of county agents, crop consultants, producers, industry representatives, and state and national cotton interests. As Extension Crop Physiologist, I have worked primarily with cotton and soybean variety evaluations, plant growth regulators for cotton, plant growth and development, and environmental impact on cotton.

Professional Experience:

1993-present Professor, Auburn University
1992-1993 Assistant Professor, West Virginia University
1990-1992 Assistant Professor, University of Georgia

Honors & Awards:

  • Alabama Extension Specialists Association, President-elect (1999), President (2000),
    Past-president (2001)
  • Novartis Crop Protection Recognition Award, American Society of Agronomy, 1999. (nominated)
  • Early-Career Award for Technology Transfer, Southern Branch of American Society of Agronomy,

Professional Societies Memberships:

  • Faculty Dismissal, Auburn University, 2004-2006
  • Academic Standards, Auburn University, 2001-2003
  • Communications, ACES, 2004 (Note: “ACES” designates “Alabama
    Cooperative Extension System”)
  • Member, Budget Advisory Committee, ACES, 2001-2003
  • Member, Central Alabama Cotton Workshop Comm., ACES, 1999- present
  • Leader, Environmental Issues Group, leader for biotechnology, ACES, 2002-present
  • Chairman, State Cotton Expo, ACES, 1993-present
  • Member, Alabama Experiment Station Soil Testing Services, Agronomy and Soils, 2000-present
  • Director, Alabama Extension Specialists Association, Agriculture and Natural Resources, ACES
  • Member, Southern Conservation Tillage Conference for Sustainable Agriculture Planning, Agronomy
    and Soils, 2001-2002


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