USDA Announces Pink Bollworm Eradication Significantly Saving Cotton Farmers in Yearly Control Costs (Oct 19, 2018)U.S. Department of Agriculture.U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that U.S. cotton is free — after more than 100 years — of the devastating pink bollworm. This pest has cost U.S. producers tens of millions of dollars in yearly control costs and yield losses. Thanks to rigorous control and regulatory activities carried out by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), state departments of agriculture, the U.S. cotton industry, and growers, pink bollworm has been eliminated (PDF | 176 KB) from all cotton-producing areas in the continental United States. As a result, USDA is lifting the domestic quarantine for pink bollworm, relieving restrictions on the domestic and international movement of U.S. cotton.
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- Henneberry, T.J., and S.E. Naranjo. 1998. Integrated management approaches for pink bollworm in the southwestern United States. Integrated Pest Management Reviews 3(1):31-52.
- Naranjo, S.E., G.D. Butler, and T.J. Henneberry. 2002. A bibliography of the pink bollworm, Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders) (PDF | 1.14 MB) (Bibliographies and Literature of Agriculture No. 136). USDA, Agricultural Research Service.