PhytoGen Hires Lemon For Texas Region
Dow AgroSciences has announced that cotton agronomist Dr. Robert Lemon has joined PhytoGen as the newest cotton development specialist (CDS). Lemon will be the sixth cotton development specialist for PhytoGen, and the second within the state of Texas.
Lemon joins CDS Scott Fuchs in providing agronomic support for PhytoGen cottonseed and WideStrike insect protection in Texas. Lemon will cover the Blackland region of the state, in addition to the Brazos Valley, Upper Gulf Coast, Coastal Bend and Rio Grande Valley areas.
Lemon has been away from the cotton industry for the past two and a half years working as a partner at AgriThority. While there, Lemon led field studies in various crops and provided technical agronomic services around the globe.
Agronomist Guthrie Joins AgriThority
AgriThority LLC, a company specializing in product and market development in agriculture and allied industries, announces its newest Associate, agronomist Dave Guthrie.
Guthrie has more than 25 years experience in agricultural research, education and product development. His experience includes positions with Stoneville Pedigree Seed Company, Monsanto, Bayer CropScience, National Cotton Council and North Carolina State University.
Prior to joining AgriThority, Guthrie was working as a consulting agronomist in his home state of California.
Valent Adds Geoff Quick To Staff
Valent U.S.A. Corporation (Valent U.S.A.) has announced that Geoff Quick has joined the company as senior director of business development for its growing strategic licensing and acquisition activities.
In his new role, Quick will be a member of the Valent U.S.A. executive leadership team, supporting all business development needs and working closely with Jim Blome, Valent U.S.A. executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Quick will be headquartered in the Valent U.S.A. offices in Walnut Creek, Calif.
Cotton Museum To Host TCU Professor
Dr. Clayton Brown, professor of history at Texas Christian University, will be the guest speaker at the Cotton Museum in Memphis, Tenn., on June 4.
Brown, who has written a book titled “King Cotton In Modern America,” will discuss how cotton culture was an important part of the larger culture of the United States. He also will discuss cotton’s special meaning in the lore of Memphis’ Beale Street, blues music and African migration. In addition to Brown’s presentation, the museum will host a reception and museum tour, beginning at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $20. For more information about the event, interested parties can call (901) 531-7826.
In the April issue of Cotton Farming, a story in the Industry News section gave details about Cliff Granberry’s “Spee-D-Flow” overhead seed houses and the need for effective maintenance to preserve their structural integrity. In that story, the company’s phone number was incorrectly listed. The correct number of the Cliff Granberry office in Lubbock, Texas, is 972-381-8899. Cotton Farming regrets this error.