A history of offering choices to cotton growers.

PhytoGen Cottonseed was founded in 1980 by the J.G. Boswell Company, a world-class cotton producer based in California. Ever since, PhytoGen has led the emerging field of diversified genetics and high-performance planting seeds.

While J.G. Boswell was developing varieties, Mycogen Seeds (an affiliate of Dow AgroSciences) was developing its own expertise in germplasm, cotton breeding and seed production. These two companies formed a joint venture in 1998 to offer the cotton industry the best of each.

The latest in biotechnology and breeding.

Dow AgroSciences gives PhytoGen access to vast research efforts into insect, disease and herbicide technology. Together with its own cotton breeding stations in Corcoran, Calif., Leland, Miss., and Lubbock, Tex., PhytoGen has introduced varieties with:

  • WideStrike® Insect Protection, in-plant technology for broad-spectrum pest protection.
  • The latest in herbicide-tolerant technology, including the Enlist™ cotton trait.

This legacy of elite germplasm, high yield, maximum quality and innovative technology forms the foundation to be a leading choice in the cotton industry.

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