Clement, Leon 1975-04-01

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Dr. Clement speaks of his career as a cotton breeder with the Delta and Pine Land Company.

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Interviewee Name: Leon Clement

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Date: April 1, 1975

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Arnold

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Personal background, Dr. Wolfgang Leslie, Organization of Delta and Pine Land, Company, History of business, Westward movement, Development of new cottons, Desired characteristics, Lack of projects in other Texas areas, Relocation for specific departments, Research projects, Seed production and sale, Advertising, Advantages of certified seed, Certified seed sales, Historians of particular varieties and strains, Methods of development, Advantages of new plants, SR2 and SR4 varieties

Tape 1, Side 2: Histories of particular varieties and strains (continued), Use of other seed brands in breeding, Cooperation of seed companies, Future cottons, Experimental stations, Listing of acreage in particular cottons, Possible exportation of cotton seed

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