- Boll weevil feeding on cotton boll
Community and Extension
Cotton -- Diseases and pests
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- Transcribed from back: 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. To measure boll weevil numbers, this "shagger" checks cotton bolls carefully for puncture. Severe weevil infestations can reduce cotton yields by 50 to 100 percent.
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