Calcot member played key role in PBW eradication

Perdue proclamation

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue displays proclamation about pink bollworm eradication

Calcot member and former board member Clyde Sharp of Roll, Ariz., was fundamental in efforts to eradicate the pink bollworm in Western cotton states. Mission accomplished, says Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. More on this landmark development at the links below….

https://www.westernfarmpress.com/usda/cotton-growers-cheer-eradication-devastating-pest

http://www.cotton.org/news/releases/2018/pberad.cfm

https://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2018/10/19/usda-announces-pink-bollworm-eradication-significantly-saving

Calcot vice chairman hails bollworm eradication success

Keith Deputy with equipment

Vice chairman Keith Deputy with his pink bollworm mist sprayer

Calcot vice chairman Keith Deputy (District 1S) has good things to say about the final success of decades-long efforts to eliminate one of the worst pests in Western cotton.

‘“I’ve fought pinkies my whole life — I grew up fighting them and they were a real challenge,” says veteran farmer Keith Deputy, and vice chairman of the South Central New Mexico Pink Bollworm Committee.’

Read more at the following link…

https://www.southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/pink-bollworm-eradication-relief-pima-cotton-grower

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