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Description: Documentary about corn breeding at DeKalb AgResearch.
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Clip #: TFA-328B
Length: 8:14
Color: Color
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: North America
Country: United States
Subject: Agriculture
Original: 16mm
1950s, agriculture, corn, maize, corn fields, agricultural workers, Monoploid, inbred, seed samples being filed, Loring Jones, detasseling, comparison between sterile and fertile tassels, diagrams showing cell of original proved inbred line being changed into sterile inbred one through generations of backcrossing, diagram showing how fertile commercial crop if made from crossing male sterile and fertility restoration element, Homestead, Florida, DeKalb AgResearch winter nursery, corn breeder Glen H. Stringfield working on developing new inbred lines, corn being loaded onto trucks to be transported to experimental plots and nurseries, corn scientists inspecting and weighting experimental crosses, pilot fields, map showing locations of test plots, aerial view DeKalb comprehensive test plot, corn scientists inspecting crops, punched cards with information being tabulated, hybrid crops, corn being harvested, corn products being fed to livestock, microscope view of corn cells

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