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No boll weevils have been caught in Oklahoma cotton fields in the 2010 growing season, according to the Oklahoma Boll Weevil Eradication Organization. Much of the state is now considered functionally eradicated.
The Oklahoma Boll Weevil Eradication Organization (OBWEO) has recommended upgrading Oklahoma's eradication status to functionally eradicated statewide from active eradication in eastern counties and suppressed status statewide, according to Joe Harris, OBWEO director.
"Texas is doing the same in its north central and western zones," Harris said.
To date, no boll weevils have been caught in the 2010 cotton season, Harris said. Trap density is one to 60 acres in five southwest counties and one to 80 acres elsewhere on approximately 272,000 acres, he reported.
OBWEO directors voted to set the 2011 crop year assessment, which supports the boll weevil eradication program, at $2 per acre of harvested cotton, Harris said.