Science: Chemurgic Southwest

Oklahoma's tall, beaming Governor Robert Samuel Kerr, former oilman, called a "clinic" last week to study possible new industrial crops for southwestern farms. In three days of talk, more than 700 experts and farmers got many new perspectives. Among them:

¶Mechanical cotton pickers are already successful, mechanical cultivators are being developed, mechanization of cotton culture seems inevitable. So does diversification. Special varieties of cotton may be grown for seed and oil, others for linters to feed the rayon industry, which may thus become an ally rather than a competitor of cotton.

¶The Department of Agriculture's Daniel F. J. Lynch of New Orleans announced...

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