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BWACT™ Test Results from Isolated Boll Weevil Infested Cotton Zones in Northwest Louisiana from 1994 - 1995

Thomas A. Plato


Two years of BWACT evaluations in isolated cotton zones in Northwest Louisiana have demonstrated that the BWACT program can be an economical and effective component in IPM cotton insect control programs to reduce large boll weevil populations. In these 1994 and 1995 tests, boll weevil insecticide applications were significantly delayed and reduced; additionally, the average percent weevil damaged squares were kept below threshold and lint production was substantially increased. These benefits translated into important operating profits enhancements. The BWACT program has been demonstrated for a second year to provide positive results in a heavily infested zone.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1996 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pp. 1000 - 1002
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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