Common Errors in Cotton Production

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Pamphlet published by the U.S.D.A. about problems that cotton-growers may encounter and ways to avoid or fix them. Contents (from page 1): Mistakes that interfere with progress -- Causes of deterioration -- General measures of improvement: - Changing the method of buying cotton - Organizing 1-variety communities -- Some causes of inferior cotton: - Planting poor seed, Planting on price conjectures - Changing the seed - Planting too many varieties - Failure to test varieties - Misleading claims for varieties - Propagating hybrids - Planting unsuitable land - Planting too early - Thinning too early - Spacing too wide - Picking too late - Breeding weevils in the fall - Mixing seed at public gins - Ginning too close - Ginning too wet or too dry.

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Creation Date: January 1932
Partner(s):
Star of the Republic Museum
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Star of the Republic Museum Objects
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Creator (Author):
Cook, O. F.

Principal Botanist, Division of Cotton, Rubber, and Other Tropical Plants, Bureau of Plant Industry

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Publisher Info:
Place of Publication: Washington D. C.
Date(s):
  • Digitized: June 15, 2006
  • Creation: January 1932
  • Digitized: June 15, 2006
Description:

Pamphlet published by the U.S.D.A. about problems that cotton-growers may encounter and ways to avoid or fix them. Contents (from page 1): Mistakes that interfere with progress -- Causes of deterioration -- General measures of improvement: - Changing the method of buying cotton - Organizing 1-variety communities -- Some causes of inferior cotton: - Planting poor seed, Planting on price conjectures - Changing the seed - Planting too many varieties - Failure to test varieties - Misleading claims for varieties - Propagating hybrids - Planting unsuitable land - Planting too early - Thinning too early - Spacing too wide - Picking too late - Breeding weevils in the fall - Mixing seed at public gins - Ginning too close - Ginning too wet or too dry.

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ii, 26 p. : ill. ; 24 x 15 cm.

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Series Title: Farmers' bulletin (United States. Dept. of Agriculture)
Added Title: Common Errors in Cotton Production: U.S. Department of Agriculture Farmers' Bulletin No. 1686
Partner:
Star of the Republic Museum
Collection:
Star of the Republic Museum Objects
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  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 1978-133.29
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth30918
Resource Type: Book
Format: Text