The Southern Crop Production Association has elected Fred Worthington, Cardinal Chemicals, Kinston, N.C., as its new president.

The industry organization, headquartered at Dawson, Ga., includes more than 95 percent of the firms which manufacture, formulate, and distribute crop protection products in 15 southern states, with associate members from companies that provide products and services to active members.

Other officers elected at the group's annual meeting at Amelia Island, Fla., were Tony Durham, Syngenta Crop Protection, Cordova, Tenn., vice president; Pete Irwin, BASF Corp., Cary, N.C., secretary/treasurer; Charles Morris, DuPont Crop Protection, Raleigh, N.C., past president and ex officio board member; and Edgar W. Duskin, Dawson, Ga., executive vice president.

Serving as directors are Jeff Cassady, Bayer CropScience, Reidsville, N.C.; John Guion, Agriliance, Memphis, Tenn.; Michael Hensgens, G&H Seed Co., Crowley, La.; Jerry Hulbert, Valent USA Corp., Longwood, Fla.

Glenn Luedke, Farm Press Publications, Lake Ridge, Va.; Jerry Miller, Nufarm Americas, Inc., Cary, N.C.; John Monko, Dow AgroSciences, Wake Forest, N.C.; Dennis Pfeiffer, Cheninova, Inc., Cary, N.C.; Dave Rhylander, Monsanto Co., Memphis, Tenn.

Samuel Rodgers, Carolina Eastern, Inc., Scranton, S.C.; Louise Rodrigue, Helena Chemical Co., Collierville, Tenn.; Beth Sears, Cerexagri, Inc., King of Prussia, Pa.; Gerald Simmons, FMC Corp.; Donnie Smith, United Agri Products, Tampa, Fla.; Joe Will, Southern States Cooperative, Richmond, Va.; Jim Willeke, Delta and Pine Land Co., Scot, Miss.; and Steve Williams, Albaugh, Inc., Albany, Ga.