LUBBOCK, TX, October 1, 2013 – Americot, Inc., a leading supplier of premium cotton seed, is pleased to announce the addition of two veteran Southwest cotton Sales Representatives, Jimmy Newsom and Richard Percival. Newsom will be responsible for servicing cotton growers, consultants and seed dealers from Snyder east to Seymour, and south to I-20; and Percival in areas including San Angelo, Midland and south of Big Springs.
“We’re excited about these two long-time cotton seed veterans joining our team,” says Americot General Manager Terry Campbell. “Newsom has been involved with Southwest cotton for 30 years, and Percival has been selling cotton seed since 1985. These two well-known, well-respected men will help accelerate Americot’s growth here in the Southwest.
“According to the recent 2013 USDA cotton varieties planted report, Americot increased its national market share by 2.5%; it’s now 12.5%–and that increase occurred in a year when cotton acreage dropped drastically. We have 20.2% market share in the Southwest—for four years in a row. Additionally, we have the number 7 (NG 4111 RF) and 9 (NG 1511 B2RF) most planted varieties in 2013.”
Newsom says, “I’m a former cotton grower and ginner and I’ve sold cotton seed for 9 years. West Texas growers need high yielding, good grading cotton for their irrigated production, and they need varieties that work with less water. Americot varieties fill those needs. West Texas also has a verticillium wilt problem; Americot has several excellent wilt resistant varieties that have high yield potential. For example, NG 1511 B2RF is probably as an all around, high yielding irrigated, yet works well on dryland, variety as any cotton I know.”
Percival adds, “West Texas growers demand quality planting seed, and appreciate year-round service. We’re in a large dryland market, so growers also want good price and, of course, product performance. Americot offers the whole package.”
Americot, Inc., headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, provides Southwest, Midsouth and Southeast cotton growers with quality planting seed of varieties that offer high yield potential and excellent fiber quality with the technologies that growers want and need. For more information on NexGen® brand and Americot® brand cotton products, call 888.678.7333 or go to www.americot.com.
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