This week’s Cotton Newsline is 3 cuts. All cuts are Dale Thompson, Manager of Marketing and Processing Technology for the National Cotton Council.
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A phytosanitary certificate is a document required by an importing country that gives them assurance that they are not bringing into their country an organism that they don’t currently have on their soil. Dale Thompson, Manager of Marketing and Processing Technology for the National Cotton Council, has been working with USDA-APHIS and Ecuador to eliminate the fumigation of boll weevils in compressed cotton in Ecuadorian ports.
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Thompson says a team from Ecuador is coming to the U.S. to look at the U.S. cotton production program.
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Thompson says the U.S. cotton industry has a high degree of confidence that no boll weevils will be found in the compressed bales.