ERIC Number: ED066641
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
SPD Hockley County: Results of 1971 Agricultural Demonstrations.
Taylor, Bill; Nugent, Gene
This report presents the statistical results of agricultural demonstrations for two crops--cotton and sorghum--in Hockley County, Texas. Demonstration results are geared to increase the knowledge and understanding of possible solutions to the many problems that are impediments in reaching long-range goals established by the County's Program Building Committee. The current objectives are to reduce production cost per pound of lint and grain and improve product quality for increased profits. It is felt that production cost can be reduced by the following four principles: (1) reduce expenditures while maintaining yields, (2) take small yield reductions for greater decrease in expenses, (3) increase yields from the same expenditures, and (4) increase expenditures for a proportionately large return in yields. It is noted that in interpreting demonstration results, it is necessary to look for principles of fitting production practices together rather than adhering to the use of any one practice. Cotton demonstration results indicated the harvesting of only about one-half of a crop due to the weather, the harvest rush, and yields too low to gin plots separately. (Author/JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Hockley County Program Building Committee, TX.
Authoring Institution: Texas State Dept. of Agriculture, Austin. Agricultural Extension Service.