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Title:
Boll weevil feeding on cotton boll
Topics:
Agriculture
Subjects:
Boll weevil
Cotton
Cotton -- Diseases and pests
Crop science
Original Format:
Black-and-white print (photograph)
Item identifier:
ua023_007-006-bx0017-005-010
Created Date:
Description:
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.
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