Baker, Jerry 1975-04-10

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Jerry Baker speaks of his career as a cotton breeder with McNair Seed Company.

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Interviewee Name: Jerry Baker

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Date: April 10, 1975

Location: Plainview, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Arnold

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Personal background, Education, Job History, Acquisition of position with McNair Seed Company History of McNair Seed Company, Development of cotton research, Locations of experimental stations, Breeding and testing stations, Research programs, Foreign markets, Cotton marketing, pedigrees of particular cotton, Qualities and characteristics, Plan Variety Protection Act, Development of McNair cottons

Tape 1, Side 2: Development of McNair Cottons (continued), Marketing areas, Storm proof varieties, Breeding objectives, First certified seed, Association with Hunt Seed Company, Advertising campaigns, Retention of Hunt name, Other projects, Castor beans and sorghum projects, Directors of programs, Association with McNair Farms, Glandless cotton, Seed certification

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