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How does the Boll Weevil Eradication Program work?

Boll weevil eradication is accomplished with two techniques – Pheromone traps for detection & chemical treatments for control. The program begins with autumn diapause applications. In subsequent years, traps are placed around cotton fields in the spring as cotton is planted. Traps are monitored & pesticide applications are made to all infested areas. For boll weevil eradication to be successful, all cotton fields must be monitored.