Gary J. Burtle Associate Professor Animal & Dairy Science
Mailing Address Tifton, CAES Campus 2360 Rainwater Road, Tifton, GA 31793
Shipping Address Tifton, CAES Campus 110 Research Way, Bldg 4603, Tifton, GA 31794
Portrait of Gary J. Burtle

B.S., University of Illinois
Ph.D., Auburn University


Description of Research and Extension Interests

I conduct research in channel catfish nutrition to address the need for more efficient feeds which also improve the health of fish, pond water quality and use in irrigation, and biological control of parasitic diseases.

Projects involve channel catfish, hybrid catfish, planktivorous fish, freshwater prawns, and white legged shrimp. Natural resource conservation projects include Suwannee bass reproduction for stock enhancement, pond water quality related to cyanobacteria toxins, and invasive aquatic species issues. I have Extension programing responsibilities for aquaculture management, aquaculture development, disease diagnostics, sport fish pond management, and aquatic weed control.

Courses Taught

ADSC 3660 - Warmwater Aquaculture

ADSC 4010 - Issues in Animal Agriculture


Burtle, G.J. 2014. Managing fish ponds in a drought. University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, SB 49.

Jennings, C. A., B. L. Sloss. B. A. LaSee, G. J. Burtle, and G. R. Moyer. 2012. Care, Handling, and Examination of Sampled Organisms and Related Tissues. In Fisheries Techniques 3rd Edition. A. Zale, D. Parrish and T. Sutton, eds. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD. Pp. 1636-222.

Burtle, G.J. 2012. Managing algal blooms and the potential for algal toxins in pond water. University of Georgia. Cooperative Extension T P 101.

Burtle, G.J., G.L. Newton, and C.S. Sheppard. 2009. Soldier Fly Instead of Fish in Fish Feed. Hatchery International. June-July.

Lee, J., Burtle, G., and Newman, M. 2004. Aquaculture, 3rd Edition. Pearson Prentice Hall Interstate. Upper Saddle iver, New Jersey. 706 pp.

Miller, D.L, Maul, M.J., Baldwin, C., Burtle, G., Ingram, D., Hines, M.J., Frazier, K., and Styer, E. 2003. West Nile virus in farmed alligators. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 9:794-799.