CROPS NEWS
Prepping for a Pest
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Wed Jul 30, 2014 08:56 AM CDT

ST. LOUIS (DTN) -- Helicoverpa armigera, the Old World bollworm currently munching its way through South America, could be very happy in the United States. That's the sobering assessment of a new government document aimed at preparing for the pest's possible immigration to this country.

Taking into consideration climate, cropping habits and wild plant hosts of this country, "H. armigera could potentially become established in every state of the continental U.S.," the USDA's new Pest Response Guidelines for H. armigera concluded. The new guidelines were developed to help state and federal officials react quickly if the pest were ever to ...

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