Today's Cotton Newsline is 3 cuts. All cuts are Larry Smith, program director for the Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation.
Suggested Introduction 1:
The Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation completed a successful year in 2012. Texas cotton producers can prepare for the next growing season knowing that the boll weevil and pink boll worm populations are under control, confined to 3 of the 16 eradication zones. Larry Smith, program director for the foundation, shares a status report.
Suggested Introduction 2:
Despite the program's success, there are boll weevil populations directly across the border in Mexico that need to be addressed.
Suggested Introduction 3:
Civil unrest continues to affect the success of boll weevil programs in Mexico.