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Cotton Production and the Boll Weevil in Georgia: History, Cost of Control, and Benefits of Eradication RB 428

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Phillip Marion Roberts, Extension Entomologist - Cotton


This publication was reviewed on Mar 30, 2012.


The success of the Southeast Boll Weevil Eradication Program has played a major role in the recent revival of Georgia’s cotton industry. Along with these economic benefits, the remarkable success of the eradication program has led to a significant decrease in insecticide use in Georgia cotton, and to substantial environmental benefits to growers and residents of the state.

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