Cotton Insect Losses - 2017

Don R. Cook
Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Cotton Insect Loss Estimates

Explanation of Tables

Data are weighted averages across a reporting unit (state, region within a state). These averages are based on the number of acres reported, the number of acres infested (with losses), and the estimated percent loss. Numbers of bales and numbers of acres are rounded to the nearest whole number, and bale weight was set at 480 lbs. The information included in this report are estimates across an area (portion of a state, state) and may not completely reflect what occurred at the local or individual farm level.


Since 1978, estimates of losses resulting from cotton insect pests have been compiled based on surveys and observations of county agents, extension specialists, crop consultants, and research entomologists. Over the years additional information has been added to the surveys and report as situations have evolved (ex. introduction of Bt cotton, boll weevil eradication).

State Coordinators

Alabama --- Tim Reed and Ron Smith
Arkansas --- Gus Lorenz, Glenn Studebaker, and Nick Bateman
Arizona --- Peter Ellsworth
California --- Bob Hutmacher
Florida --- Mike Donahoe
Georgia --- Phillip Roberts
Kansas --- Stu Duncan
Louisiana --- Sebe Brown
Mississippi --- Angus Catchot and Jeff Gore
Missouri --- Scott Stewart and Glenn Studebaker
New Mexico --- Jane Pierce
North Carolina --- Dominic Reisig
Oklahoma --- Jerry Goodson and Randy Bowman
South Carolina --- Jeremy Greene
Tennessee --- Scott Stewart
Texas --- Charles Allen, David Kerns, Suhas Vyavhare, and Robert Bowling
Virginia --- Sally Taylor

This report is sponsored by a grant from the Cotton Foundation.