Halloween Special: Boll Weevils with Paul Csomo | Field, Lab, Earth Podcast #69

Paul Csomo of the Varmints! Podcast discusses the boll weevil, including its history, adaptations, and legacy today.

Boll weevils are an agricultural pest that feeds primarily on cotton. After their arrival in the 1890s, they caused devastation across the South-Eastern United States, starting a battle that’s raged for more than 130 years. In this episode of the Field, Lab, Earth podcast, Paul Csomo of the award-winning Varmints! podcast joins us to discuss these creatures, their adaptions, and their agricultural history.

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Matt Shipman, NC State, 2017: The Boll Weevil War, or How Farmers and Scientists Saved Cotton in the South: https://news.ncsu.edu/2017/05/boll-weevil-war-2017/
Boll Weevil by The Presidents of the United States of America: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uBmii5es7Q
Boll Weevil Monument: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boll_Weevil_Monument
Boll Weevil Economic Impact: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boll_weevil#Impact
Encyclopedia Entry for Boll Weevil: https://www.britannica.com/animal/boll-weevil
National Cotton Council of America: https://www.cotton.org/tech/pest/bollweevil/eradication4.cfm
The Great Migration: https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/great-migration#:~:text=The%20Great%20Migration%20was%20the,from%20about%201916%20to%201970
The Boll Weevil in Missouri: https://extension.missouri.edu/publications/g4255
Boll Weevil Eradication: https://www.cotton.org/tech/pest/bollweevil/eradication2.cfm
Boll Weevil general info: https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Anthonomus_grandis/

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