Tag: Boll Weevil

Boll Weevils and Beyond: Extension Entomology

Florida is a haven for many forms of insect life, from butterflies and honey bees to termites and fireflies. Unfortunately, its miles of coastline and thriving trade also make it vulnerable to harmful invasive species, which enter our… Read More

Boll Weevil and Hog Cholera: How Pest Infestations Helped Extension Gain a Foothold in Florida

In 1915, Florida’s agricultural economy was in serious trouble. Its principal cash-crop, cotton, was being devastated by the boll weevil, an invasive beetle that crossed over from Mexico in the early 1900s. Farmers were desperate to make up… Read More