This week’s Cotton Newsline is three cuts. All cuts are Dr. Frank Carter, Senior Scientist for the National Cotton Council.
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The pink bollworm is a very destructive cotton insect pest. The National Cotton Council estimates the pink bollworm costs western cotton producers twenty-one point six million dollars annually for prevention, control and yield losses. Dr. Frank Carter, Senior Scientist of the Council says fortunately, U.S. cotton producers now have access to the tools for eradicating the pink bollworm.
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According to Carter they designed a Three phase program -of which - phases one and two are already under way.
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Phase three of the pink bollworm program will be in the southern desert valleys of California, the western river counties in Arizona and adjacent areas in the Mexicali Mexico area which is a fairly large cotton producing area. Carter says a couple of factors will determine when phase three will start.