The other thing is this.
Just how long do you think it will take for the boll weevil to become highly
resistant to yet another formerly useful chemical?
Eradication programmes like this just don't work.
Integrated control is the way forward against this pest, not some half-assed
eradication programme thought up by some idiot beaurocrat with zero grasp of
Personally, although I hold the opinion that organic farming is something of a
waste of time, I am with the organic farmers on this one, since they have a
valid point, in that not only will the eradication programme destroy their
livelihood and organic credibility for years to come, but it just won't work.
I would point the beaurocrat who dreamed up this foolish plan to go have a good
long look at what became of the Anopheles mosquito eradication plans, which
were a part of the malaria eradication programme.
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