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Cotton Insect Loss Estimates - 1997

Michael R. Williams


Insects reduced yields by 9.42% across the US in 1997. Boll weevil was the most damaging pest at 4.02% loss, bollworm/budworm were second with 2.01% loss and Lygus were third at 0.91%. These losses represent more than 2.5 million bales of cotton and cost plus loss amounts to $1.495 billion.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1998 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pp. 957 - 959
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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