Texas Farmers OK Bonds to Finance Pest Control Plan
- Boll weevils are no laughing matter, and bonds will be the next weapon. Preston, Darrell // Bond Buyer;07/16/98, Vol. 325 Issue 30436, p1
Discloses that Oklahoma and Texas are planning to issue taxable bonds to eradicate boll weevils in their cotton fields. Background on the taxable bonds to be issued by the Oklahoma Boll Weevil Eradication Organization; Failure of the government to provide funds for the control of the pests;...
- Oklahoma Bonds Fund Year 3 in the War Against the Weevil. Albanese, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;08/22/2000, Vol. 333 Issue 30959, p26
Reports that the Oklahoma Boll Weevil Eradication Organization has issued special assessment bonds to finance Oklahoma cotton farmers' efforts to stop the boll weevil insect. Range of interest rates offered for the bond issue; Final maturity date of the bond issue.
- Texas boll weevils beware: A new parasite is in town. Bryce, Robert // Christian Science Monitor;2/7/96, Vol. 88 Issue 50, p3
Reports that American cotton growers lose millions due to the boll weevil. Findings by scientists from the United States Department of Agriculture of a way to raise tiny parasites that dine on weevil larvae; Parasite known as Catolaccus grandis; Comments from Ralph Hoelscher, a cotton farmer in...
- Boll weevil pros and cons. // State Legislatures;Jul/Aug97, Vol. 23 Issue 7, p12
Reports on the Texas Supreme Court's upholding of the unconstitutionality of the Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation's collection of fees from cotton growers to pay for its boll weevil eradication program. Program supporters' continuing support for boll weevil eradication.
- Weapons to Wasps. Graves, Jacqueline M. // Fortune;12/12/1994, Vol. 130 Issue 12, p24
Reports on an unusual result of defense cutbacks that shrank AlliedSignal's Kansas City division staff. Diversification of the manufacturer of nuclear weapons into the breeding of killer wasps; Work with the Department of Agriculture.
- Louisiana may join Oklahoma in using taxable debt to eliminate the boll weevil. McEntee, Christopher // Bond Buyer;08/24/98, Vol. 325 Issue 30463, p23
Announces the state bond commission's approval of the use of taxable debt in August 19898 to help eradicate boll weevils in Louisiana. Terms of the credit extended by Hibernia National Bank to the Louisiana Agricultural Finance Authority; Cost of Louisiana's program; Expected amount to be...
- First artificial wasp diet released. King, Edgar G. // Agricultural Research;Aug94, Vol. 42 Issue 8, p23
Reports on the Agriculture Research Service (ARS) scientists' first field test of the Catolaccus grandis, an insect parasite produced on a laboratory diet without any component of its insect host. Wasp's attacking of boll weevil larvae; Artificial diet tested; ARS' seeking of a patent on the diet.
- BOOL WEEVIL BATTLE. // Organic Gardening (08973792);Jun88, Vol. 35 Issue 6, p12
Reports on the fight of cotton farmers against boll weevils in the U.S.
- Cotton crop disappointing in South Texas. Stapper, Jeffrey // Southwest Farm Press Exclusive Insight;7/26/2012, p4
The article discusses the impact of the drought of 2011 and 2012 on cotton crop in South Texas. It discusses the reasons why farmers are opting to have their crop adjusted by Crop Insurance and destroying their remaining crop. It also recommends a cotton stalk destruction program to reduce costs...