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The occurrence of the boll weevil in 1918

by W. Dwight Pierce

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Published by U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Entomology] in [Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Boll weevil

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    Statementby W.D. Pierce
    ContributionsUnited States. Bureau of Entomology
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[2] p. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25903975M
    OCLC/WorldCa777814406

    The mortality of boll weevil immature stages was % at 12°C and decreased to % as the temperature increased to 25°C. When the temperature increased from 30 °C to 45 °C, the mortality of weevils also increased from % to %. From 15°C to 35°C, the bollweevilpreimaginal development rate was linearly related to temperature. It held its first meeting on the campus of the University of Texas in Mrs. Bess Brown Lomax was on the program, and she gave a paper on the now famous "Boll Weevil" song, which Lomax had collected in the Brazos bottom in The Society is the oldest state folklore organization continually functioning in the United States.

    during the same years () that the boll weevil was causing the most damage. The destruction caused by the boll weevil both increased and decreased through the ’s and ’s but the migration of African-Americans continuously increased. The most damage caused by the boll weevil . THE COTTON FOUNDATJION Reference Book Series The Cotton Foundation was created in to foster research and education for the cotton industry. Supported by .

    Boll weevils/trap inspection Week ending (9/22) Year to date Uvalde Robstown Sinton Kingsville Victoria A BOOK OF HISTORY If you like to read history, I again encourage reading of the book, Boll Weevil Eradication in the United S tates Through It is number 6 in the Cotton. The boll weevil got most of the cotton in that season. Because of the tobacco market holiday, all the picking and ginning of cotton was finished very early this year. North Carolina United States Wake County Wendell Wendell,


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The occurrence of the boll weevil in 1918 by W. Dwight Pierce Download PDF EPUB FB2

THE OCCURRENCE OF THE BOLL WEEVIL IN By W. PIERCE The year is exceptional in the hitory of the boll weevil in that it is the second year since the establishment of the weevil in the United States that we have been able to record a net loss in territory. The only other year wasthe fifth year of weevil invasion.

\ United States Department of Agricnlture BUREAU OF ENTOMOLOGY THE OCCURRENCE OF THE BOLL WEEVIL IN By VV. Fiiiiui.; The year is exceptional in the history of the boll weevil in that it is the second year since the establishment of the weevil in the United States that we have been able to record a net loss in territory.

An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio An illustration of a " floppy disk. Occurrence of the boll weevil in by United States.: Bureau of Entomology.

Publication date Topics Boll weevil. The occurrence of the boll weevil in / By W. Dwight (William Dwight) Pierce and United : W. Dwight Pierce.

The occurrence of the boll weevil in By W. Dwight (William Dwight) Pierce and United States -- Bureau of Entomology Publisher: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Entomology] (Washington).

The boll weevil caused a three percent loss to Georgia cotton crops in ; the loss rose to ten percent by But the U. Department of Agriculture had made a remarkable discovery of an effective weevil control, calcium arsenate, so farmers were dusting their cotton with that, completely reassured that all would be well.

Boll Weevil Control Inat the urging of Extension Service agents, farmers began using the insecticide calcium arsenate, which provided some relief from weevils through the mids.

At that time, scientists began developing a new class of insecticides, the chlorinated hydrocarbons, which included Toxaphene, BHC, and DDT. weevil greatly affected Georgia's long history of cotton production betweenwhen the insect was introduced to Georgia, and the early s, when it was eliminated as an economic pest.

Yield losses associated with the boll weevil reduced cotton acreage from a historical high of million acres during to million acres in PubMed:Aggregation pheromone components of two species ofPissodes weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Isolation, identification, and field activity.

PubMed:Studies on terpenes. Synthesis of optically active grandisol, the boll weevil pheromone. Cholesterol oxidase is a bacterial enzyme that has potent insecticidal activity against the cotton boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis grandis Boheman).Upon ingestion, this protein causes developmental arrest and death of boll weevil larvae (Purcell et al., ), and a marked decrease in fecundity of female adult boll weevils (Greenplate et al., ).

By the mids, the effects of the boll weevil, which first arrived inhad ravaged Georgia's cotton fields and further decreased small farmers' prospects for making a living.

Between and the price of cotton decreased from cents/pound to cents/pound, and then bottomed out in at cents/pound. It stands as a seminal work on boll weevil eradication efforts in the U.S. The story of the boll weevil in the U.S. begins in Texas in Actually, it begins in Mexico, where a former Civil War surgeon first encountered the weevil inwreaking havoc on the cotton crop miles southwest of.

The boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis) is a beetle that feeds on cotton buds and flowers. Thought to be native to Central Mexico, it migrated into the United States from Mexico in the late 19th century and had infested all U.S.

cotton-growing areas by the s, devastating the industry and the people working in the American South. During the late 20th century, it became a serious pest in South.

Study and investigation of boll weevil and hog cholera plagues. Letter from the secretary of agriculture, transmitting information regarding the study and investigation of the boll weevil and hog cholera plagues, as directed in House resolution no.dated Septem Hearings before the Committee on Agriculture on bills having for their object the eradication of the cotton-boll weevil and other insects and diseases injurious to cotton: and also hearings of the Hon.

Secretary of Agriculture and Chiefs of Bureaus and Divisions of the Department of Agriculture the estimates of appropriations for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal year ending June.

Jasper county grew 7, | bales inits normal crop until the boll weevil came being 5, to 6, bales. Jasper this year has ginned bales. Charleston which in] g bales of cotton and i which had a normal crop of 10, I to 12, bales, and Georgetown.

Exotic pests such as the boll weevil, and Brues, ), but damaging populations were sporadic in occurrence and rarely developed in the southeastern states. the discovery that calcium arsenate dust was an effective control for the boll weevil (Coad, ; Coad and Cassidy, ).

These experiments demonstrated that the. OCLC Number: Notes: Caption title. "J " Description: 15 pages: illustrations ; 24 cm. Contents: Early attempts at poisoning the weevil.

THE MEXICAN COTTON-BOLL WEEVIL IN PREVIOUS PUBLICATIONS. Soon after the Mexican cotton-boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis) made its appearance in Texas cotton-fields a circular (No. 6, n. s.) was prepared by the writer and distributed during April,to cotton planters living in the infested regions.

The results of the. Crosby told the New York Times writer Gina Kolata in her book Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of " The life expectancy had dropped to what it had been fifty years before." What happened was the influenza pandemic.

which prey upon the boll weevil are known. Of these, 23 are parasites, which by means of their special organs place eggs on the immature stages of the weevil within the square or boll. The your.g of the parasite develop by feeding upon the boll weevils, which they ultimately kill. Thus parasites instead of boll weevils emerge from the injured.Boll weevil is a migratory pest, and its movement is largely dependent on wind direction and speed.

It has been known to travel as far as km and can hitchhike on cars, trucks, and trains. Boll weevil was first reported in the United States in the fall of from Brownsville, Texas, and may have been established as early as Hastings Seed Book tells all ibont the right kind of a money sav ing garden and the vegetables to put in it.

It tells about the farm crops as acorn and the boll weevil look so much alike that many people can not tell them apart. The cow gets fat on the boll weevil. The hog gets fat on the acorn weevil.