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Brazil to define efficient boll weevil controls

A Brazilian cotton grower union is seeking huge cuts in the cost of boll weevil ( Anthonomus grandis) controls through a co-ordinated programme, the official news agency, Agencia Brasil, reports. The Brazilian cotton growers association, the Abrapa, is to propose defining duties of the various parties in the production chain from farmers to regulators. “Our aim is to cut weevil populations until it becomes a secondary pest,” Abrapa president Haroldo Rodrigues da Cunha says. “We believe expenditure on weevil control can be cut from $120-140/ha to $20-30/ha within five years.” Mr da Cunha calls for legislation enforcing the adoption of the duties under discussion. The state of Minas Gerais is to ban cotton planting for two months between harvests to support weevil controls from 2010 (see this issue).



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