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Dr. Gaylon Morgan Joins Cotton Incorporated Staff as Research Director

June 19th, 2019

(MEMPHIS, TN) - Cotton Incorporated has announced that Dr. Gaylon Morgan has joined its staff as Research Director, Agricultural & Environmental Research. In this role, Dr. Morgan will focus on weed and weed management research. A recognized expert in this area, Dr. Morgan joins the company at time when such expertise is most needed. Weed control and emerging diseases are the top two threats that face the U.S. cotton industry, and the research needed to address these threats continues to demand increased attention.

Dr. Morgan’s research on cotton agronomy, weeds, and diseases has been published and referred to extensively in numerous scholarly reports and industry publications. He has also participated in various conferences, webinars, and lectures during his professional career. Dr. Morgan was honored as the Beltwide Cotton Specialist of the Year in 2016 by Bayer Crop Sciences and is also a three-time recipient of the Superior Service Award by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

“Gaylon is among the most knowledgeable and dedicated researchers on cotton agronomy, diseases and weed threats to the commodity,” says Dr. Kater Hake, Vice President of the Cotton Incorporated Agricultural & Environmental Research Division. “We welcome him as both a colleague and as a strategist to combat a number of current weed, disease and production cost threats to cotton.”

Before joining Cotton Incorporated, Dr. Morgan worked as a Professor and State Extension Cotton Specialist in the Department of Soil & Crop Sciences at the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University. He holds a Master of Science in Agronomy from Texas A&M University and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Horticulture/Plant Pathology from University of Wisconsin.


Contact: Stacey Gorman, Director of Communications, 901-233-9356, sgorman [at] cottonboard [dot] org

About the Cotton Board: The Cotton Research & Promotion Act established the Cotton Board as a quasi-governmental, non-profit entity to serve as the administrator of the Cotton Research & Promotion Program. Funded by America’s cotton producers and importers through the cotton check-off, the Program’s research and promotion activities are conducted worldwide by Cotton Incorporated, the Cotton Board’s sole-source contracting organization, to increase the demand for and improve the market position of cotton. The Cotton Research & Promotion Program continues to work in all areas of cotton’s pipeline – from the field to the consumer – to keep cotton the number one fiber choice in the U.S. For more information about the Cotton Board and the innovative activities stemming from the Program, visit

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