Boll Weevil Eradication Program

The Boll Weevil Eradication Program has helped thousands of U.S. cotton growers become more competitive by reducing their input costs, and has helped the environment.

 

International Technical Advisory Committee

ITAC Protocol (223 KB PDF)

PBWEradication-2009

Current Status of Boll Weevil Eradication Programs
National Cotton Council – Winter 2009

Region

Status

Approx. Acres 2008

Post Eradication: Start Date Program year 0

VA-NC-SC-GA-FL-S.AL

Fall ’78 thru ’87

Post Eradication

Not Reported

CA-AZ-NW.Mexico

Fall ’83 thru ’87 Post Eradication

Not Reported

C.AL-N.AL-M.TN

Fall ’93 & ’94 Post Eradication

Not Reported

TX- Southern Rolling Plains

Fall ’94 Post Eradication

Not Reported

TX - Rolling Plains Central Fall ’96 Post Eradication

Not Reported

TX -  Panhandle Spring ’04 Post Eradication

Not Reported

Mississippi – Central Hills

Fall ’97 Post Eradication

Not Reported

LA - Red River & SW Arkansas

Fall ’97 Post Eradication

Not Reported

MS - South Delta

Fall ’98 Post Eradication

Not Reported

Tennessee - SW

Fall ’98 Post Eradication

Not Reported

AR - Southeastern

Fall ’99 Post Eradication

Not Reported

LA - Northeast

Fall ’99 Post Eradication

Not Reported

MS - North Delta

Fall ’99 Post Eradication

Not Reported

TX - Western High Plains

Fall ’99 Post Eradication

Not Reported

TX – Northwest Plains

Fall ’99 Post Eradication

Not Reported

TX - PermianBasin

Fall ’99 Post Eradication

Not Reported

TX – El Paso/Trans Pecos

Fall ’99 Post Eradication

Not Reported

TX - Northern Rolling Plains

Fall ’99 Post Eradication

Not Reported

AR - Central

Fall ’00 Post Eradication

Not Reported

TN - Northwest

Fall ’00 Post Eradication

Not Reported

NM - Pecos Valley

Fall ’00 Post Eradication

Not Reported

Missouri

Fall ’01 Post Eradication

Not Reported

Ark – NE Ridge

Fall ’01 Post Eradication

Not Reported

TX - Southern HP/Caprock

Fall ’01 Post Eradication

Not Reported

TX – Northern High Plains

Fall ’01 Post Eradication

Not Reported

New Mexico - (Roosevelt & Curry Co.)

Fall ’01 Post Eradication

Not Reported

Ark – NE Ridge (E. Poinsett Co.)

Fall ’02 Post Eradication

Not Reported

TX - St Lawrence

Fall ’04 Post Eradication

Not Reported

Oklahoma

Fall ’98 Post Eradication

Not Reported

NM – Luna Co./Mesilla Valley

Fall ’98 Post Eradication

Not Reported

Ark – NE Delta

Fall ’03 Post Eradication

Not Reported

* Pheromone trap monitoring continues after eradication.
 
Active Programs: Start Date Program year*

964,662

TX - South Texas/Winter Garden

Fall ’96 14

528,000

TX - So. Blacklands

Fall ’01 9

84,522

TX - Upper Coastal Bend

Fall ’02 8

108,945

TX - N. Blacklands,

Fall ’05 5

55,990

TX - Lower Rio Grande Valley

Fall ’05 5 91,925
 

* Typical Program Year Descriptions:

Year 1= Fall applications of malathion beginning in August or September on nearly 100% of acres

Subsequent Years = Full season pheromone trapping and malathion treatments based on traping results.