Atkins, Irvin M 1984-11-02

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Irvin Atkins discusses crop research and the efforts performed by the experiment stations of West Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Irvin M. Atkins

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Date: November 2, 1984

Location: Hereford, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Irvin M. Atkins, San Antonio, Texas, Western irrigation agriculture, Experiment stations, Denton, Texas, Extension work, Small grain research (1928), Bushland station, Amarillo, Texas, Soil conservation, Crop varieties, Wheat, Farm innovations, One plow, Irrigation, Crop varieties (again), Switch to sorghum, Protein content, Wheats, Uses and protein content, Breeding programs, High plains Texas, South Texas, Panhandle Texas, Characteristics of wheat, Wheat, Tascosa wheat, Developing new varieties, Hybrid wheat

Tape 1, Side 2: Hybrid wheat (continued), Cross pollinations, Yields, Green bugs (circa 1900), Genetic engineering, Plant breeders, Cattle breeders

Range Dates: 1900-1984

Bulk Dates: 1928-1946

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