Hembree, Joel 1983-12-12

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Joel Hembree discusses the cotton industry with emphasis upon the milling stage.

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Interviewee Name: Joel Hembree

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Date: December 12, 1983

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: High speed testing (high volume instrumentation), Effect on cotton industry, Efficiency, Utilization of West Texas cotton for fabric, Cooperation with Texas Tech, Development of cotton gin, Instrumentation, Traditional versus modern techniques, Development of new strain of cotton, Levon Ray, Contribution to cotton research, Micronair scale, Effect on cotton industry, Shortcomings.

Tape 1, Side 2: Problems in cotton industry, Too many varieties, Exportation, Growing season, Russian cotton, Cross breeding in U. S., Future of cotton on South Plains, Role of experiment station, Testing, Culling, Problems in industry (again).

Tape 2, Side 1: Pricing structure, Proliferation of cotton varieties, Cotton education.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

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