The Economic Impact of Boll Weevil Eradication in Texas

Dean A. McCorkle, John R.C. Robinson, Dan Hanselka, Steven L. Klose, Thomas W. Fuchs, Charles T. Allen


Substantial progress has been made in eradicating the boll weevil from the majority of the cotton producing regions in Texas.  While the full economic benefits will not be realized until eradication is achieved statewide, the cumulative economic benefits to growers from 1996 to 2007 are estimated to be over $1 billion.


boll weevil; cost-benefit ratio; net present value; economic impact; cotton

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