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Cotton "shagger" calculating boll weevil numbers through boll damage

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Title:
Cotton "shagger" calculating boll weevil numbers through boll damage
Topics:
Agriculture
Subjects:
Boll weevil
Cotton
Cotton -- Diseases and pests
Insect pests
Insects -- Pictorial works
Original Format:
Black-and-white print (photograph)
Item identifier:
0229963
Created Date:
Description:
Transcribed from Photograph: This boll weevil hungrily attacks a ripe cotton boll. Since 1892, the pests have destroyed almost $12 billion worth of cotton from Texas to Virginia; Transcribed from accompanying material: Slide B: Cotton shagger; To measure boll weevil numbers, this cotton "shagger" checks bolls carefully for punctures. Severe weevil infestations can reduce cotton yields by 50 to 100 percent.
Names:
North Carolina State University. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences more info on North Carolina State University. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 
Location:
North Carolina
Digital Project:
University Archives Photographs