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David R. Coker, Pedigreed Seeds, and the Limits of Agribusiness in Early-Twentieth-Century South Carolina

@inproceedings{Hill1999DavidRC,
  title={David R. Coker, Pedigreed Seeds, and the Limits of Agribusiness in Early-Twentieth-Century South Carolina},
  author={U. Hill},
  year={1999}
}
  • U. Hill
  • Published 1999
  • Engineering
  • In 1902, in the field directly across from this marker, David R. Coker began the first successful commercial cotton improvement program in the United States based on scientific plant breeding. Subsequently, he founded Coker's Pedigreed Seed Company, and through this organization extended his efforts with equal success to include most of the principal southern field crops. In this undertaking, his close associate was George James Wilds, dedicated plant breeder. Under Mr. Coker's direction, ably… CONTINUE READING
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