1996: The year that changed cotton insect control in Deep South

Langcuster, Jim
February 2012
Southeast Farm Press Exclusive Insight;2/21/2012, p4
The article describes how cotton producers changed their way of dealing with cotton pests since 1966 in the aspects of management and tools. It mentions the use of pyrethroids for insect control in the 1970s, the Boll Weevil Eradication Program in the 1990s and the Bollgard cotton with bollworm-resistant genes produced by Monsanto in 1996. It also notes the initial effectiveness of new tools and technology and their lack of long-term sustainability.


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