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.
This booklet includes the text of an address by President Andrew Jackson to Congress regarding the independence of Texas as well as various letters written by Henry M. Morfit who went to Texas in order to report about the conditions to the Secretary of State.
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