The Cost of Cotton Insect Control in Mississippi in 1992 - Emphasis on the Boll Weevil

D. F. Caillavet, F. T. Cooke, J. C. Walker


This report presents the results of a survey conducted in 1992 of cotton producers in Mississippi. It reports costs of insect control in six insect management districts for boll weevil, the heliothis complex and other insects. In 1992, this survey indicates that boll weevil control costs range from a low of 53 cents per acre in the North Delta to a high of $28.09 in East Central Mississippi. Heliothis control costs, however, were the highest in the North Delta, $68.81 per acre, and lowest in North Mississippi, $15.50. Total insect control costs in 1992 were the greatest in District I (North Delta) and the least in North Mississippi (District IV). Also, information on the proportion of the various insecticide classes targeted against various insects are reported.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1994 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pp. 392 - 394
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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