Kuykendall, Glen 1985-01-08

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Glen Kuykendall discusses his involvement in the development of hybrid grain sorghum.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Glen Kuykendall

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: January 08, 1985

Location: Tulia, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Background, Born: 1912, Parents: Jesse and Gertrude Kuykendall, Grandparents, Family farm, Crops raised, Landscape, Seed production, Corn, Development of hybrid sorghum, Kuykendall’s breeding activities, Sorghum (1943), Work for Chillicothe Station (1947-1948), Working for DeKalb Seed Company, Male sterility in hybrid stock, Advantages of hybrid sorghum, Cytoplasmic male sterility, DeKalb Agricultural Association, Hybrid corn marketing, Breeding station, Lubbock, Texas (1950).

Tape 1, Side 2: Breeding station (continued), Hybrid sorghum development (again), Increased acreage, Use of male steriles, Height and material factors, Result prediction, AMAC, Advance Seed Company, Asgrow Seed Company and Reese McNeil, Reasons for cooperation, Interest in hybrid sorghum, Kuykendall’s work for AMAC, Marketing, Popularity of hybrid sorghum, Kuykendall’s work for Advance Seed Company, Work with George Warner and Miller Seed, Hereford, Texas, Farmland, Hybrid seed production, Work with Taylor-Evans, Forage sorghum, Development of new grasses, Plant breeders, Born or made?, Required characteristics, Role of luck, Important events in development of hybrid sorghum, Combine sorghum, Cytoplasmic male sterility (again), Interest of experiment stations and DeKalb, Current plant breeding activities.

Range Dates: 1912-1985

Bulk Dates: 1947-1985

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