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Agri View: Boll Weevil Fight

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boll weevilEverett Griner talks about eradication efforts of the Boll Weevil continuing in today’s Agri View.

Boll Weevil Fight

It took many years and millions of dollars to eradicate the Boll Weevil. Farmers and scientists never gave up. While the fight was going on, farmers continued to plant, and grow, that costly crop. Finally we conquered the Boll Weevil. Well, not exactly.

We did in most states. There is still a problem in parts of Texas. That part near the Mexican border. That is where the costly insect came from. The eradication process is still going on in most of that region.

A buffer zone has been established in the lower Rio-Grande Valley. Not a program to control, but to wipe out the problem. It is just a matter of time. Those still fighting tiny critter have much to go on. So they get a little longer.

What about south of the border, where it all began? I’ll tell you when I find out.

That’s Agri View for today. I’m Everett Griner…