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What is a boll weevil?
The boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis Boheman) is a cotton insect indigenous to Mexico that entered the United States into Texas in 1892. By the early 1920's this insect had migrated through the cotton belt to Virginia, destroying the cotton crop. Since its arrival in the U.S. this insect has cost the cotton industry nearly $22 billion in damage and insecticide application costs.
Do other states have shipping restrictions on Louisiana sweet potatoes?
Yes. Most sweet potato producing states will only accept Louisiana sweet potatoes that have been grown, stored and packed in SPW-free areas. For a listing of plant pest quarantine regulations by state, see the following link: http://www.nationalplantboard.org/laws/index.html
What are Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and why is it important?
Geographic Information Systems are computer information systems that can input, store, manipulate, analyze and display geographically referenced data that are critical in development and support of watershed based conservation planning activities.
What are Total Maximum Daily Loads in regards to soil and water conservation?
Total Maximum Daily Load:[USEPA] The maximum quantity of a particular water pollutant that can be discharged into a body of water without violating a water quality standard.
How do I become a Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) supervisor?
If you are interested in becoming a SWCD Supervisor, contact your local SWCD, typically located in the Parish Agricultural Service Center, or call the Office of Soil & Water Conservation.