This week’s Cotton Newsline is 3 cuts. All cuts are Dr. Frank Carter, an entomology consultant for the National Cotton Council.
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In 1958, following several years of multiple pesticide applications and various technologies that failed, producers committed themselves to eliminating the boll weevil as a pest of U.S. cotton. Now, 50 years later, following successful development of technology and trial eradication programs, Dr. Frank Carter, an entomology consultant for the National Cotton Council says, the Boll Weevil is close to eradication.
Suggested introduction cut 2:
Carter says eradication of the boll weevil has provided many benefits for producers.
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Complete eradication of the pest, according to Carter, is still a few years down the road.