Dr. Gaylon Morgan has joined the staff of Cotton Incorporated as Research Director, Agricultural & Environmental Research.
Formerly a professor and state Extension cotton specialist with Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University, Morgan will focus on weed and weed management research in his new role with Cotton Incorporated. Weed control and emerging diseases are the top two threats facing the U.S. cotton industry, and the research needed to address these threats continues to demand increased attention.
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.
“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.”
Morgan holds a Master of Science in agronomy from Texas A&M University and a doctorate in horticulture/plant pathology from the University of Wisconsin. During his tenure as Texas Extension cotton specialist, he was honored as the Beltwide Cotton Specialist of the Year in 2016 by Bayer Crop Sciences and is a three-time recipient of the Superior Service Award by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
Based on information from The Cotton Board