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 www.americot.com.

Contact:
Tyrell Currie
Marketing & Communications Manager
806.793.1431, ext 140
tcurrie@americot.com

Americot, Inc., a leading supplier of premium cotton seed, is pleased to announce the expansion of the company’s cotton seed sales team, adding new staff members and sales regions. “As Americot continues to expand our presence and add new regions, the addition of new customer support team members allows us to keep our commitment to growers throughout the Cotton Belt, providing industry-leading customer support, highest-quality products and unwavering dedication to the cotton farmer,” said Chiree Fields, Americot’s general manager.

Will Brown graduated from Clemson University with a B.S. in Agricultural Mechanization and Business and joins Americot’s Southeast region team as a sales representative. Will previously was with Crop Production Services (Nutrien Ag Solutions) and Meherrin Ag & Chemical Co. Based in Kingstree, South Carolina; he will be supporting Americot growers in southern North Carolina and above the lakes in South Carolina.

Ryan Long started in agriculture working in crop consulting scouting cotton and peanuts in Alabama. A graduate of Auburn University, he earned a B.S. in Agronomy and Soils, and was previously in sales for Local Seed Company. Based in Headland, Alabama, Ryan joins Americot as a sales representative in the Alabama & Florida Panhandle Region, supporting cotton growers throughout that area.

Charlcey Plummer has been promoted as a regional manager, leading Americot’s realigned Northern Plains region. She joined Americot in 2019 as a sales representative in the Northern Plains region and was previously a territory manager for Corteva Agriscience. In her new role, Charlcey will be supporting growers in Kansas, Northern Oklahoma and the Panhandle of Texas.

Jerrid Small has rejoined Americot as the eastern regional sales manager, supporting all regions and states east of Texas. Jerrid originally started at Americot as a sales representative in 2017 and was in that role for the three years following. Now based in Wynne, Arkansas, Jerrid will be supporting sales operations and growers in the eastern and southeastern areas of the United States.

Jason Walton has been promoted as a regional manager, leading Americot’s South Delta region. He joined the team in 2017 and has been a sales representative in the MidSouth since starting with Americot. Based in Pontotoc, Mississippi, Jason will be supporting growers in Mississippi and Louisiana in his new role.

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

Americot, Inc., a leading supplier of premium cotton seed, continues to expand the NexGen® line of Bollgard® 3 XtendFlex® varieties for 2021 with the introduction of NG 3195 B3XF, NG 4190 B3XF and NG 5150 B3XF. These new varieties provide growers additional high quality, high-yielding options with technology packages to protect their yield potential.

NG 3195 B3XF is new early-medium maturing variety that is fully-loaded with Bollgard 3 XtendFlex Technology, offering good heat and storm tolerance, high yield potential and high turnout. This new variety performed and was tested in 2020 as AMX 19B001 B3XF.

NG 4190 B3XF is a new medium-maturing variety with excellent yield potential and fiber quality on both dryland and irrigated acres, and also includes Bollgard 3 XtendFlex Technology. This variety is ideal in multiple regions across the Cotton Belt and was performance tested as AMX 19B002 B3XF in 2020.

NG 5150 B3XF is a medium-full variety that is broadly adapted across the Cotton Belt with excellent heat tolerance, yield potential and fiber quality. This Bollgard 3 XtendFlex variety performs well where medium-to-full maturing varieties are preferred and was tested in 2020 as AMX 19B003 B3XF.

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 and research and development teams are constantly driving to improve the performance level and quality of NexGen varieties this year and for years to come.

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

Through its unique program known as ACE (Americot Cotton Evaluation) Trials, the company is able to observe and evaluate cotton variety candidates in “real world” situations. Comprehensive research on those test plots clearly demonstrates how a new NexGen variety should perform in specific areas under regional conditions such as climate, elevation, water availability and local soil types, along with other variables such as pest pressure and PGRs.

Now, thanks to enthusiastic grower support, Americot has been able to hire more research professionals and dramatically increase the company’s field-testing capabilities. In 2018, Americot sponsored 75 ACE test plots; that number is now closer to 200, stretching from Arizona to the Atlantic coast.

“We now have the personnel to cover the Cotton Belt and give more attention to all areas,” said Dr. Doug Jost, Director of Research & Cotton Germplasm. “Our field researchers are able to observe variety candidates in each of our territories under all kinds of conditions.”

Varieties in ACE Trials are carefully monitored for critical performance metrics, including yield, length, vigor, maturity, height, disease tolerance and stormproof bolls. That data is then correlated to the exact geographic area in which a new variety will be sold. By the time a NexGen variety is launched, Americot knows where it will have the most potential for success and how it can be managed most effectively.

“Through our expanded field research, we can go to growers in a certain area and say with confidence, ‘This variety will work here’,” Jost added. “We want Americot customers to know that when they choose one of our cotton seed products, it’s been tested in conditions that match up to what’s in their own backyard.”

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

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

Americot, Inc., a leading supplier of premium cotton seed, continues to offer impressive cash rebates on select crop protection products when purchased in conjunction with its NexGen® XtendFlex® varieties. Qualifying growers can earn a rebate up to $4.00-per-acre or more, by bundling their seed purchase with essential herbicides, insecticides and Americot’s CottolyST™ Enhanced seed treatment.

The 2020 Americot Advanced Protection Program enables growers to select from several herbicide and insecticide products – all while helping to promote a stronger start and better yield potential for their cotton crops.

To qualify for the rebate, the purchase must include at least 40 units of NexGen XtendFlex cotton seed along with at least 60 gallons of Interline® brand glufosinate herbicide or 120 gallons of InterMoc™ herbicide (or equivalent combined amounts of the two). Interline and InterMoc glufosinate-based herbicides are the only non-selective alternative to glyphosate in-crop, which is effective in controlling resistant Palmer Amaranth as well as a broad spectrum of weeds and grasses. In addition, further rebates can be earned on purchases of Moccasin™ II Plus (S-Metolachlor), Satellite® (pendimethalin), Argyle™, and Acenthrin™ insecticides, as part of this program.

“The Advanced Protection Program continues to benefit cotton growers in multiple ways,” said Terry Campbell, product development at Americot. “By promoting insect and weed control best management practices, as well as providing a cash incentive to the grower for doing so, growers can be assured that Americot has their back.”

Americot’s Advanced Protection Program is underway now and applies to any qualifying purchases made from November 1, 2019 until August 31, 2020. The offer is open to growers in all cotton-producing states in the U.S. where the NexGen brand of cotton seed is sold.

For more details about eligibility requirements and specific product choices, growers should contact their participating NexGen seed dealer or NexGen representative. Additional information may also be found at www.americot.com/programs.

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

Americot, Inc., a leading supplier of premium cotton seed, is pleased to announce the expansion of the company’s cotton seed breeding team, adding four new staff members. “Laura, Jody, Stephen and Luis are the latest team members helping us expand capabilities and increase our resource offering in our industry-leading breeding team. I am extremely happy to welcome them to the Americot family,” said Dr. Lloyd McCall, Americot breeding manager.

Laura Barham grew up on a family farm in Bonita, Louisiana, growing cotton, corn, soybeans and produce. She earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Agriculture from Louisiana State University, along with a minor in Agronomy. Over the last 14 years, she was with Stoneville brand cotton seed, working in cotton breeding and testing in the Mississippi Delta. Based in Hollandale, Mississippi, Laura joins Americot as an associate breeder, supporting our MidSouth region customers and growers.

Jody Butler has been working in the cotton industry for more than 20 years, starting out with Stoneville Seed Company in 1995. Over his career, he has worked in a number of positions and companies, most recently as the southeast testing manager with Bayer/BASF. Jody joins Americot’s breeding team as the senior testing manager and is based out of Albany, Georgia, where he supports our Southeast region breeding team and working with that area’s growers and customers.

Stephen Follis was born and raised in the Lubbock, Texas surrounding area and earned Bachelor of Science in Biology and Master of Business Administration degrees from Texas Tech University. Since 2005, he has worked in cotton and agriculture-related research, most recently for Bayer Crop Science, where he was a research specialist. Stephen is based in Lubbock, Texas, and joins Americot as the breeding lab manager, supporting our western region breeding operations.

Luis Duran-Ortiz was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy and Soils and his Master of Science degrees in Plant Breeding from the University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez Campus. Luis started with Pioneer in 2002 on their four-generation trait introgression program as a research associate. For the next three years, he then worked with Monsanto as the corn coordinator for their Winter Hybrid Make-Up program. From there, he changed roles and worked as a senior research associate for the company’s cotton and soybean trait introgression programs. More recently, Luis spent the last three years as a farm manager for Agrobanana, a Puerto Rico banana producer. Based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Luis joins Americot as the breeding manager for the newly-established breeding station, where he will manage and operate plant breeding nurseries designed to shorten the breeding and development cycle, allowing for moving new varieties into the market faster.

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

Americot, Inc., a leading supplier of premium cotton seed, is pleased to announce the addition of three new customer sales and operations staff members in the Southwest and Southeast regions.“As Americot continues to grow and expand, bringing on new customer support team members like Jordan, Tyler and Adam ensures that we keep our commitment to cotton growers throughout the Cotton Belt, providing the greatest support and highest-quality products and people,” said Chiree Fields, Americot general manager.

Jordan Clem is a Texas native and graduated from Texas Tech University in 2012, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. He has spent the last three years working at Sanders in Brownfield, Texas as a sales rep. Prior to that, Jordan was with the family farm. Based in the New Home, Texas area, he joins Americot as a sales representative, supporting customers and growers in the South Plains region.

Tyler Law graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics. Upon graduation, began his professional career in the grain purchasing and merchandising business in Illinois and Indiana. Tyler then spent five years as a sales representative for Meherrin Ag & Chemical in South Carolina, and most recently with Monsanto in seed treatment sales. Based in Beaufort, South Carolina, Tyler joins Americot as a sales representative in our Southeast region, supporting growers and customers in southwestern South Carolina.

Adam Shannon graduated from Auburn University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business and Economics, with a minor in Agronomy. He has been involved in agriculture in Alabama for the last 15 years, holding sales and management positions within the Agri-AFC system, as well as serving as a sales representative for Progeny seed. Adam also operates a family farm; growing cotton, corn, wheat and beans. He joins Americot as a regional manager, supporting customers and growers in the Alabama and the Florida Panhandle areas of Americot’s newly-split Southeast region.

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

Americot, Inc., a leading supplier of premium cottonseed, is introducing CottolyST™ Seed Treatments for all NexGen® branded cotton seed. This new, in-house treatment offering enables NexGen growers to purchase custom-treated cotton seed, with select insecticide and fungicide treatments, enabling disease protection and maximum growth performance potential. CottolyST is available in three distinct levels – CottolyST Base, CottolyST Enhanced and CottolyST Premier.

CottolyST Base is a fungicide seed treatment that protects against rhizoctonia solani, pythium, fusarium, and thielaviopsis basicola, developed from an exclusive combination of fungicides which also enhances early season plant health under certain cold conditions.

CottolyST Enhanced includes the CottolyST Base treatments, along with additional fungicides and insecticides that further protect against early-season pests.

CottolyST Premier also includes the active CottolyST Base ingredients, coupled with additional insecticides, fungicides and a nematicide that protects against root-knot and reniform nematodes.

Along with the new CottolyST line of seed treatment solutions, Americot continues to offer the complete line of Syngenta Seedcare™ options on NexGen brand cottonseed. CottolyST seed treatments offer extended protection and seed growth potential across the Cotton Belt, providing growers an additional edge for maximum yield potential and quality. “We’re proud to add supplementary value-added products and services such as the CottolyST line to our expanding offerings for our customers,” said Brad Littlefield, Americot’s product manager. “Providing the latest technologies in cotton seed varieties, as well as treatment options that provide additional protection, further underscores our commitment to growers throughout the Cotton Belt. In fact, growers can now bundle their NexGen seed purchase treated with CottolyST Enhanced together and earn rebates up to $4.00 an acre with our Advanced Protection Program.”

For additional information on CottolyST Seed Treatment Solutions, please visit www.cottolysttreatments.com.

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

Americot, Inc., a leading supplier of premium cotton seed, is pleased to announce the addition of seven new customer sales and operations team members in the Southwest and Southeast. “Whitney, Charlcey, Derrel, Bo, Doug, Ricky and Russell are the latest team members to join the Americot family, supporting our continued growth in these key regions. We’ll continue to add experienced and talented team members where needed, honoring our commitment to cotton growers throughout the Cotton Belt,” said Chiree Fields, Americot general manager.

Whitney Bell grew up on a cotton, peanut and cattle operation in Frederick, Oklahoma and earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Animal Science and Agribusiness from Oklahoma State University. Upon graduation, she joined Heinen Brothers Agra Service as a sales agronomist, focusing on cotton and wheat crop protection, as well as brush and weed control. Based in Vernon, Texas, Whitney joins Americot as a sales representative, supporting growers and customers in the Northern Plains region.

Charlcey Plummer graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Communications. She was raised on the family farm in Altus, Oklahoma, growing cotton and wheat and worked the past six years as a territory manager for Corteva Agriscience in South Texas and Oklahoma. Based in Tuttle, Oklahoma, Charlcey joins Americot as a sales representative, supporting customers and growers in the Northern Plains region.

Derrel Johnson, joins as a sales representative, supporting customers and growers in Americot’s Northern Plains region. Growing up as a cotton ginner’s son, he has been around cotton and farming all of his life, including operating the family-owned cotton gin in Silverton, Texas, for nearly 40 years prior to joining Americot. Derrel is based out of Silverton, Texas.

Bo Mathis graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriscience. He has spent the last seven years as a sales rep for Phytogen, working territories in Georgia. Bo joins Americot as a sales representative, serving growers and customers in the Southeast region, based in Tifton, Georgia.

Doug Pustejovsky was raised on the family farm in Abbott, Texas and earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Entomology from Texas A & M University. Prior to joining Americot, he spent the last 20 years at Monsanto as an agronomist and a sales manager. Doug is based in Abbott, Texas, and as a sales representative, he supports customers and growers in the Central/South Texas region.

Ricky Backus graduated from Texas Tech University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. He has been in the agriculture business since graduation, working in various crops and aspects of the industry, including sugar beets, seed and chemical. Most recently, Ricky was a district sales manager for WinField United in the Texas Panhandle. Based in Nazareth, Texas, he joins Americot as a sales representative, serving growers and customers in the High Plains region.

Russell Fritsch joins Americot as the greenhouse manager, located in Lubbock, Texas. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife & Fisheries Management from Texas Tech University. Russell has more than 20 years of experience in cotton, soybean, and sorghum trait research, and also experienced in ornamental chemical applications.

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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