Dunn, Rex 1975-04-21

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Rex Dunn discusses the development of the Dunn Seed Farm, hybridization of cotton, and cotton quality.

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Interviewee Name: Rex Dunn

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Date: April 21, 1975

Location: Lamesa, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Arnold

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Dunn Seed Farms (1968), Idea for seed farm, Seed selection (1912), Grains (1937-1942), Delta Pine and Georgia Half and Half, varieties, Saving seeds, Idea for business (1937), Breeding cotton, Training, Market cotton, Dunn Seven variety, Stripper, Variety test, Dunn 24 varieties, Government standards, Tonnage theory, Dunn 56 C, Goals for 56 C, 56 C release (1957), Burning cotton, Dunn 119 variety, Cotton quality crisis (1969)

Tape 1, Side 2: Cotton varieties, Breeding for quality, Approach to farmer, Production department, Seed growers association, Pesticides, Overseas production, Cotton qualities, Competition, Breeding program, New strains, Breeding techniques, Testing phase, Certifying cotton seed (1937)

Range Dates: 1912-1969

Bulk Dates: 1912-1969

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