As Louisiana cotton producers move into cotton harvest season, Louisianians will see an influx of used and custom cotton harvest equipment moving into and through the state. With this introduction of equipment into the environment, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) must implement restrictions to protect our cotton producers by preventing the introduction of boll weevils. Boll weevil reintroductions usually occur when used and/ or custom cotton harvest equipment from a boll weevil-infested area travels through the state or stops within the state to conduct harvest operations without being properly fumigated, inspected, and certified as being free of boll weevils.
August 16, 2022
Moving cotton harvest equipment into La. is restricted without proper inspection