Macha, Felix 1974-05-24

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Felix Macha tells how his father, Hynek Macha, developed a new strain of cotton.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Felix Macha

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: May 24, 1974

Location: Woodrow, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Autobiographical data, Father’s farms discussed, Relatives named, Machinery used, Father’s farming practices, Coming of a electricity and indoor plumbing remembered, Beginning of Macha cotton after sandstorm in 1926, Advantages of this cotton, Educating the public about new cotton, Trial and error method of development, Czechoslovakian background discussed.

Tape 1, Side 2: Migrant labor discussed, Irrigation methods and problems, Use of chemicals, Pesticide problems, Defoliant chemicals, Herbicide application, Crop insurance, Partnership with brothers.

Range Dates: 1926-1974

Bulk Dates: 1926-1974

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