Expected by 2009 Weevil eradication nears finish line

Smith, Ron
February 2006
Southeast Farm Press;2/8/2006, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p32
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The article reports that the Boll Weevil Eradication Program is eliminating the future expansion category from its update reports. Osama A. El-Lissy, director of USDA-APHIS invasive species and pest management, the program includes all cotton acreage in the U.S. El-Lissy also predicted that weevil will be extinguished from the U.S. cotton by 2009. He also stated that the boll weevil has been eradicated from almost 12.9 million acres of cotton in various part of the country.


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