AMERICOT INTRODUCES NEW NEXGEN VARIETIES FOR THE 2020 GROWING SEASON

January 22, 2020

Americot, Inc., a leading supplier of premium cotton seed, continues to expand the NexGen® line of Bollgard® 3 XtendFlex® varieties for 2020 with the introduction of NG 4098 B3XF. Also new for this year is NG 4050 XF. These two new varieties provide growers additional high quality, high-yielding options with excellent disease tolerance packages to protect their yield potential.

NG 4098 B3XF is a new medium-maturing variety boasting best-in-class fiber quality and fully-loaded with Bollgard® 3 XtendFlex® Technology. This variety performed very well in stressful environments in 2019, due to its excellent heat tolerance while boasting an exceptional overall disease package to enhance yield potential. Testing of this variety was completed through Americot’s ACE Trials in 2019 as AMX 19A006 B3XF.

NG 4050 XF is an XtendFlex® variety, ideal for the Plains of Texas and Oklahoma. NG 4050 XF is a medium-maturing variety with solid disease tolerance to Verticillium wilt and excellent tolerance to bacterial blight. Demonstrating outstanding fiber package and yield potential, testing of NG 4050 XF was completed through Americot’s ACE Trials in 2019 as AMX 19A021 XF.

NexGen varieties from Americot are bred specifically around the unique growing needs of the various Cotton Belt regions. In addition to the extensive portfolio of performance-proven varieties, Americot’s cotton breeding program, led by Dr. Lloyd McCall, and germplasm specialists team, led by Dr. Doug Jost, are constantly driving to improve the performance level and quality of NexGen varieties this year and for years to come. “For 2020, we’re really excited about the new NG 4098 B3XF,” Jost said. “It handled the stressful 2019 crop year very well and we saw excellent adaptability across multiple soil types. NG 4098 was a top performer in the 2019 ACE Trials.”

For more details about these new and other NexGen varieties designed to perform throughout the Cotton Belt, growers should contact their participating NexGen seed dealer or NexGen representative. Additional information may also be found at http://www.americot.com/varieties.

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 www.americot.com.

Contact:

Tyrell Currie

Marketing & Communications Manager

806.793.1431, ext 140

tcurrie@americot.com

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