Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline



It was the purpose of study to find out the practices being used by fifty Negro farmers in Brazoria County as they relate to cotton and corn farming. After these practices have been found out they will be compared with approved practices of recognized authorities.

The purpose of this study was to acquaint the farmers with approved practices of growing cotton and corn, and to follow the recommendations of the authorities.

To be successful in growing profitable crops, the farmer must be a scientist. Of any given crop, he must know its place in the economy on the farm, soils, plant nutrient requirements, varieties, cultural methods, insects and disease control methods, and methods of harvesting, storing and marketing.

The vast differences in climatic and soil conditions in the South and Southwest are taken into consideration. Recommendations on successful crop production practices are made as specific as possible, but the best guide to successful crop production practices are the practices followed by local successful farmers and State Experiment Stations. It must be constantly borne in mind that agriculture is a fastmoving economy and that change is the order of the day under the accelerations of modern times.

Committee Chair/Advisor

E. M. Norris


Prairie View A&M College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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