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Pink Bollworm Resources

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U.S. Government Printing Office. Electronic Code of Federal Regulations.

European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.

USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.

A Federal Order is a legal document issued in response to an emergency when the Administrator of APHIS considers it necessary to take regulatory action to protect agriculture or prevent the entry and establishment into the United States of a pest or disease. Federal Orders are effective immediately and contain the specific regulatory requirements.

U.S. Government Printing Office. Electronic Code of Federal Regulations.

Texas State Historical Association.

University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

India Ministry of Agriculture.

See also: CICR Technical Bulletins for more factsheets

USDA. APHIS. PPQ. CPHST. Identification Technology Program.

Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce. Division of Plant Industry.
University of Arizona. Cooperative Extension.
See also: Cotton Insect Publications for more factsheets
Texas A&M University. Texas Cooperative Extension.
California Department of Food and Agriculture. Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services.
USDAAPHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.
University of California. Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program.

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.

Google. YouTube; California Department of Food and Agriculture.
Following a Pink Bollworm quarantine and eradication program that endured for more than 50 years, the USDA lifted regulations for the cotton pest in September 2018. In this video, the California Department of Food and Agriculture examines the history of the program and the innovation that brought it at long last to a conclusion.