Insect Pests that Attack Cotton: The Cotton Boll Weevil


Of the more than 25 insect pests that attack cotton, the Cotton Boll Weevil has been declared the most damaging of all. Pesticide applications made to control the Boll Weevil often upset the balance of nature in the cotton field causing infestations of other pests and making it necessary to apply additional insecticides. This adds to production costs and can also result in reduced yields and profits.

Cotton producers must have a thorough knowledge of the biology and habits of the Boll Weevil and of the strategies involved in the control of this pest if effective and economic control is to be achieved.