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Cotton or boll weevils

J. L. Webb

Cotton or boll weevils

by J. L. Webb

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Boll weevil.,
  • Cotton -- Diseases and pests.

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[by J.L. Webb].
    SeriesMiscellaneous publication / United States Department of Agriculture -- no. 484, Miscellaneous publication (United States. Dept. of Agriculture) -- no. 484.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationii, 16 p. :
    Number of Pages16
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22995458M

    Companion Plants for Growing Cotton. Cotton gets along well with many herbs including basil, cilantro, mint, dill, and sage. It makes a good pairing with onions and garlic which may help with repelling the boll weevil. It’s also a good companion for sunflower. Avoid growing cotton with . The weevils at the right are weevils often mistaken for boll weevils. [Pg 9] The soil may be kept in the proper condition of fertility for cotton by practicing a suitable rotation of crops, including legumes, and by turning under the corn stalks, the oat and pea stubble, and the grass.

      Between the s and the early s, the boll weevil slowly ate its way across the Cotton South from Texas to the Atlantic Ocean. At the turn of the century, some Texas counties were reporting crop losses of over 70 percent, as were areas of Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi. By the time the boll weevil reached the limits of the cotton belt, it had destroyed much of the region’s chief. - Uh hey hey boll weevil - where's your native home? - Way down in bottom, muggy cotton and corn.

    One of the biggest difficulties the farmers had, was the eradication of the Boll Weavel. “The first cotton-gin was built in at a cost of $ and it was called the “Farmers’Gin.” Before it was built they had to transport the cotton for thirty miles to have it ginned, . Abstract. The boll weevil, Anthonomus grandis Boheman, was introduced from Mexico into the United States (near Brownsville, Texas) about By the pest has spread into cottongrowing areas of the United States from the eastern two-thirds of Texas and Oklahoma to the Atlantic by:


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Cotton or boll weevils by J. L. Webb Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book would make a great book club book and there are discussion questions for the group. I recommend this quick read to fans of the Old South, cotton plantations, or interested in reading about Boll Weevils.

Disclaimer: "I was provided a free copy /5(28). Boll weevil, (Anthonomus grandis), beetle of the insect family Curculionidae (order Coleoptera), a cotton pest in North uced to the United States from Mexico in the s, the boll weevil was a severe agricultural pest for nearly 90 years, until the launch of an aggressive multiyear eradication campaign in The campaign almost, progressing slowly but effectively, completely.

As a 4th grade student in Alabama, I was taught Alabama history, which included how cotton was "dethroned" by boll weevils, and how the farmers in the area rose from destruction by diversifying the crops they raised. Sounds pretty dry, huh. I thought so too.

But when I started reading this book, the story came alive/5(19). Get this from a library. Cotton or boll weevils. [J L Webb; United States. Department of Agriculture.] -- This publication tells the important facts about the weevil--what it looks like, how it lives, how it grows, the damage it does, and the different ways of controlling it commonly used.

Written in. the overwintered weevils are unusually abundant in the early spring. It should be made just when the cotton begins to square. Either calcium-arsenate dust or a mixture of calcium arsenate and Poisoning the Cotton Boll Weevil., book, April ; Washington : B. Coad, R.

Gaines. Genre/Form: book: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Webb, J.L. (Jesse Lee), Cotton or boll weevils. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. Dickerson, Willard A., Gene B. Cross, Cotton or boll weevils book Marshall Grant. North Carolina boll weevil eradication and post-eradication programs, in Boll Weevil Eradication in the United States ThroughCotton or boll weevils book et al, ed.

The Cotton Foundation Reference Book Series No. McKibben, Gerald H. Unfortunately, this book can't be printed from the OpenBook.

If you need to print pages from this book, we recommend downloading it as a PDF. Visit to get more information about this book, to buy it in print, or to download it as a free PDF.

The primary damage to cotton occurs when female boll weevils deposit eggs in fruiting structures (e.g., flower buds, squares, seed pods, or bolls) on developing cotton plants. Upon hatching, the boll weevil larvae or grubs feed in the square, causing it to be shed by the plant or rendering the bolls unsuitable for harvest.

POISONING THE COTTON BOLL WEEVIL 3 When the infestation has been reduced to less than 10 per cent, discontinue poisoning until the weevils again become injurious. If weevils attack the young bolls late in the season, make such additional applications as are Author: B.

Coad, R. Gaines. The cotton boll weevil, Anthonomus grandis, entered the USA from Mexico in (W. Hunter and Hinds, ) and by had spread across the entire cotton-growing region of the southern USA (Showler, ).

At that time cotton was the primary crop in a largely agrarian region, but cotton production plummeted following appearance of the weevil. Chapter One Myth Making on the Cotton Frontier.

In earlyfarmers in Terrell, Texas, were nervous about the slowly spreading boll weevil. The town's business leaders called a meeting of the area's most influential farmers and invited famed agricultural educator and USDA special field agent Seaman Knapp to address : Title.

Cotton or boll weevils / Related Titles. Series: Miscellaneous publication / United States Department of Agriculture ; no. Webb, J. (Jesse Lee), Type. Book Material. Published material. The Boll Weevil Song. Brook Benton. Licensed to YouTube by.

UMG (on behalf of Itube); UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA - UBEM, PEDL, ASCAP, Warner Chappell, Audiam (Publishing), Sony ATV. "Boll Weevil" is a traditional blues song, also known by similar titles such as "Boweavil" or "Boll Weevil Blues". Many songs about the boll weevil were recorded by blues musicians during the s through the s.

However, a rendition by Lead Belly recorded in by folklorist Alan Lomax led to its becoming well-known. A adaptation by Brook Benton became a pop hit, reaching number B-side: "Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues".

Boll weevils (beetles which feed on cotton buds) was an American political term used in the mid- and lateth century to describe conservative Southern Democrats. During and after the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt, conservative Southern Democrats were part of the coalition generally in support of Roosevelt's New Deal and Harry Truman's Fair Deal economic policies, but were opposed.

The boll weevil, Anthonomus grandis grandis Boheman (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), is one of the most important pests of cotton (Gossypium spp. [Malvales: Malvaceae]) in the New World, and is especially important in South America (Scataglini et al.de Oliveira et al.

).Within the United States, progress by eradication programs has reduced the economically important range of the boll Cited by: 2. Thank God for Boll Weevils. likes 1 talking about this. My novel, which is a inspirational story based on what happened in the early 's when the boll weevil decimated cotton crops, causing.

Pheromone traps typically use the synthesized scent of one sex of an insect to attract either both sexes (e.g., boll weevils) or the opposite sex (most moths).

Synthesized pheromone of female bollworms, tobacco budworms, European corn borers, other moths, and brown stink bugs, which attracts males of the respective species, is available. Samuel Lee Evans, Texas Agriculture, – (Ph.D.

dissertation, University of Texas, ). James C. Giesen, Boll Weevil Blues: Cotton, Myth, and Power in the American South (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, ).Walter David Hunter, The Boll Weevil Problem: With Special Reference to Means of Reducing the Damage (Washington D.C.: United States Department of Agriculture, ).

At issue is the existence of the Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation, an agency set up by the Legislature in to oversee the elimination of every single boll weevil on over million.

But the boll weevil’s story was different in Enterprise. Bythe weevil had reached nearby Mobile County, Alabama.

Like elsewhere, cotton Author: Lorraine Boissoneault.Title. Cotton or weevils / Related Titles. Series: Miscellaneous publication / United States Department of Agriculture ; no. 35 By. Webb, J. L. (Jesse Lee),