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Pink bollworm infestations and relationships to cotton yield in Arizona

Pink bollworm infestations and relationships to cotton yield in Arizona

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Published by Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Western Region in Berkeley, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cotton -- Diseases and pests -- Arizona.,
  • Pink bollworm.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby T. J. Henneberry ... [et al.].
    SeriesARS-W -- 49.
    ContributionsHenneberry, T. J., United States. Agricultural Research Service. Western Region.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination9 p. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15232080M

    “The pink bollworm, a destructive insect pest of cotton that once required multiple insecticide applications while continuing to reduce yields, is no longer present in U.S. cotton production,” Adams said. “The benefits of this program are shared by society, the environment and the united producer membership who led this battle to victory.”. The pink bollworm, Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders), is a key pest of cotton in the western United States, particularly Arizona, California, New Mexico, and west Texas. In recent years New Mexico cotton has been greatly impacted by pink bollworm and the boll weevil.

    Arizona were estimated to exceed $ billion over the past thirty years (Roberson et al. , Antilla et al. ). Yield losses caused by PBW ranged from $$ per acre (Antilla et al. ). More recently, the National Cotton Council estimated that U.S. cotton producers’ annual losses to pink bollworm are about. Pink bollworm (plagued Arizona cotton crops until Pectinophora gossypiella) when Bt cotton was introduced. Containing a natural insecticide from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis, the transgenic crop preserves yields and protects farmworkers and the environment by reducing insecticide applications.

    “Removing pink bollworm regulations eases the movement of cotton to market both domestically and internationally because farmers will have fewer restrictions to deal with, like fumigation requirements,” Perdue said. In a history of the infestations, USDA said, “Pink bollworm was first detected in the United States in Hearne, Texas, in dollars annually in control costs and yield losses; and. WHEREAS the United States Department of Agriculture has worked in close cooperation with state departments of agriculture in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas; industry; and cotton growers over the last 18 years to find ways to finally eliminate pink bollworm from all cotton.


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Pink bollworm infestations and relationships to cotton yield in Arizona Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Pink bollworm infestations and relationships to cotton yield in Arizona. [T J Henneberry; L A Bariola; K E Fry; D L Kittock; United States. Agricultural Research Service. Western Region.; University of Arizona. Agricultural Experiment Station.]. tinophora gossypiella (Saunders), mating in cotton, Gossypium hirsutum L., was conducted in the early s (McLaughlin et al.

Gossyplure, the true sex pheromone of pink bollworm (PBW), has been used commercially in thedesert cotton­ growing regions of California and Arizona since (Brooks, Doane, and Staten ). nderstanding the seasonal cycle of this pest species is key to exploiting cultural control tech- niques which can be responsible for sea- son long control of the pink bollworm.

The seasonal cycle is intimately tied to the cultivation of our cotton crop, be- cause domestic cotton is the only host through most of the pink bollworm’s range.

Pink bollworm (Pectinophora gossypiella; Spanish: lagarta rosada) is an insect known for being a pest in cotton farming. The adult is a small, thin, gray moth with fringed wings. The larva is a dull white caterpillar with eight pairs of legs with conspicuous pink banding along its dorsum.

The larva reaches one half inch in length. Among the bollworms, pink bollworm assumed major pest status in recent past and has known to cause loss in seed cotton yield, oil content, loss in normal opening of bolls, damage of locules, and. Since Tabashnik's group began using this approach in Arizona inpink bollworm populations have fallen dramatically.

Between and the pink bollworm infestation rate plunged by %. “The pink bollworm, a destructive insect pest of cotton that once required multiple insecticide applications while continuing to reduce yields, is no longer present in U.S.

cotton production,” Adams said. “The benefits of this program are shared by society, the environment, and the united producer membership who led this battle to victory.”.

Proc. Cotton Insect and Production Meeting, Colorado River Growers and Cooperative Extension, University of California, EI Centro. 53 pp. ADAMS, C, BEASLEY, C.A., & HENNEBERRY, T Effects of gossyplure and a pyrethroid insecticide on pink bollworm infestations and relationships of trap catches to infestations.

Proc. For the last half century, the pesky pink bollworm (PBW or ‘pinkie’) insect - Pectinophora gossypiella - has attacked cotton bolls, damaged fiber and seeds, and reduced yields in fields in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and West Texas, plus the states of Calexico and Chihuahua in northern Mexico.

Now, climb aboard cotton’s time warp machine to   The pink bollworm infestation on cotton crops has crossed the “economic threshold limit” (ETL) in some parts of Maharashtra. The insect has hit the crop mainly in.

The pink bollworm (PBW) has been a major pest of cotton produced in the southwestern United States for many years. Several factors determine the extent of infestations in a given year.

Important factors include weather conditions during the winter and during the cotton production season. Warmer than. “Cotton yield in Gujarat may take a 15% hit this year due to the pink bollworm pest attack. The average per hectare yield of cotton in the state is estimated to fall from kg a hectare to.

Management of pink bollworm is essential because it is a serious pest of cotton and causes heavy economic losses. To overcome challenges faced by the farmers during cotton production, now Jazz Bakhabar Kissan has started educating famers regarding effective measures for pink bollworm.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that U.S. cotton is free — after more than 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. The pink bollworm has cost U.S. producers tens of millions of dollars in yearly control costs and yield losses. Last week, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that U.S. cotton is free — after more than years — of the devastating pink bollworm.

Due to rigorous control and regulatory activities carried out by. A multi-agency team in Arizona in evaluated B.t. cotton deployment strategies in a large field trial; conducted statewide monitoring of pink bollworm (PBW) susceptibility to the Cry lAc.

The pink bollworm, Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders), was described by W.W. Saunders in as Depressaria gossypiella from specimens found to be damaging cotton in India. Infestations in the United States first occurred in Texas cotton in At present, the pink bollworm has been recorded in nearly all cotton-growing countries of the.

PINK BOLLWORM. Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders) -- Gelechiidae (Contacts)GO TO ALL: Bio-Control Cases When iella invaded the lower Colorado Desert of Arizona and California inwithin 10 years the following damages resulted: (1) total cotton area dropped f ha.

to 37, ha., (2) total value of cotton dropped from $, to $71, (3) insect control costs. Bt cotton has insecticidal properties that help control PBW infestations. Cotton is one of many important crops grown in California.

It is estimated that cotton accounts for o jobs in California - a combination of direct employment and employment related to value added goods and services of cotton's domestic and export trade.

Perdue said the pink bollworm has cost U.S. producers tens of millions of dollars in yearly control costs and yield losses. He stated that “thanks to rigorous control and regulatory activities carried out by USDA, state departments of agriculture, the U.S.

cotton industry, and growers, the pink bollworm has been eliminated from all cotton. In the remarkable story of pink bollworm versus Bt cotton in the world’s top three cotton- producing countries, here’s what happened: United States: Through a carefully designed program that brought together farmers, government agencies, and University of Arizona research and extension scientists, growers in Arizona began planting Bt cotton when it was introduced in A pink bollworm suppression program could be designed which would have as its objective the reduction of infestation levels of pink bollworm throughout cotton production areas of the Southwest.

Such a program could use any combination of methods, including chemical control, cultural control, sterile releases, transgenic.Another insect pest that represents a serious threat to Arizona cotton production is the boll weevil.

Boll weevil infestations were first reported in Arizona in Santa Cruz, Pima, Pinal, Maricopa, and Yuma counties in and (Fye, ). Infestations have generally intensified with a gradual westward movement (Beasley and Henneberry, ).