Sherrill, Dave 1974-05-22

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Dave Sherrill, Lubbock area farmer, discusses irrigation on the South Plains.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Dave Sherrill

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: May 22, 1974

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Autobiographical data presented, Background in agriculture outlines, Description of irrigation methods Siphon tubes, Dr. Wood, irrigation specialist, discussed, Use of steel casing in irrigation wells, Underground pipe in irrigation, High Plains Underground Water District, Exhaustible supply of underground water explained, Dams in irrigation ditches, Farmers depletion allowance on water, Conservation methods, Cotton burrs were spread on land instead of being burned, Additional use of fertilizer, herbicides and pesticides, with respect to irrigation.

Tape 1, Side 2: Sprinkler system of irrigation, Effect of natural gas on irrigation, Use of playa lakes.

Range Dates: ?-1974

Bulk Dates: 1974

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