Baize, Bentley 1975-04-18

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Bentley Baize discusses the Von Roder Seed Company and several varieties of cotton developed for the South Plains of Texas.

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Interviewee Name: Bentley Baize

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Date: April 18, 1975

Location: Snyder, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Arnold

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Personal history, Born (1911), High school, Hanley, Texas, Texas A & M, Texas Tech, Texas Cotton Breeders, Interest in Von Roder Seed Company, Cotton variety (1935), Other cotton varieties, Crossbreeding varieties, Problems in cross-breeding cotton, Hand labor, Bad qualities of cotton, Stripper cotton popular (1950s), Cotton stripping equipment, Breeding from natural mutations, Beginning of Von Roder's experiments, Selling seed (1946), Certification (1934), Desirable cotton qualities, Western Prolific variety, Western Storm Proof variety, Certified Seed (1973), Western Storm Proof, Increases in cotton production, Restrictions in cotton breeding, Ownership of Von Roder Seed Company, Von Roder family managing business, Advertising of Von Roder cotton, Cotton "sells itself"

Tape 1, Side 2: Von Roder cotton on High Plains, Exporting seed, limited, Older, East Texas varieties, Certification program, Transition from southeast United states to Texas varieties, Boll weevils, Georgia Half and Half cotton, Perfection cotton, Seed production in Georgia, Popular cotton (1930s-1940s), Half and Half, Northern Star, Arkansas Rowden, Bennett

Range Dates: 1911-1973

Bulk Dates: 1911-1973

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