January 3, 2022

Americot, Inc., a leading supplier of premium cotton seed, is pleased to announce the addition of Dan Pitts to the research team as a germplasm specialist. “Americot has continued to invest in research capabilities by bringing in highly experienced research specialists such as Dan to its team. We are extremely happy to have him join the organization and look forward to leveraging his nearly 40 years of agriculture and research experience for the benefit of our growers across the Cotton Belt,” said Dr. Douglas Jost, Americot’s director of research and germplasm.

Dan graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy/Ag Science and earned a Master of Agriculture/IPM degree in Entomology from Mississippi State University. His career began at the Mississippi Cooperative Extension Service where he served as a pesticide impact assessment technician. Dan then joined Rohm and Haas Company as a research entomologist, and following that, he joined FMC Corporation as a research entomologist and station manager. Most recently, he spent more than 23 years with Monsanto, in varying roles including serving as a Bollgard® technical development representative, agronomic research manager in seed and trait development, and then as an insect management technical development representative, prior to retiring. During this time, Dan acquired numerous awards including several Distinguished Development Awards and the prestigious Science Fellow Award.

Americot, Inc., headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, provides U.S. cotton growers with quality seed of localized varieties, offering high yield potential and excellent fiber quality, along with the technologies that growers want and need. American-owned and fully independent, Americot is a national leader in cotton seed production and technologies. For more information on Americot and our NexGen® brand cotton products, call 888.678.SEED (7333) or visit

Tyrell Currie
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