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


November 14, 2013

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

Category: Smith-Lever, UF/IFAS Communications
Tags: Agriculture, Boll Weevil, Diseases, Extension 100 Years, Hog Cholera, Hogs, Invasive Species

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