Source: Mississippi State University Extension Service
Although cotton production costs continue to climb in most categories, there is one exception — boll weevil control.
Mississippi's boll weevil eradication program has been successful and this year, on Feb. 10, the board of directors for the Mississippi Boll Weevil Eradication Corp. voted to assess cotton growers $2 per acre. The best news is that, with the boll weevil eradicated, it will not be a threat in the state of Mississippi.
"This is the result of dedicated farmers who have supported this program and the hard work of eradication program personnel and field workers over the last 13 years," said Jeannine Smith, executive director of the corporation.