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Windy with a chance of weevils

Tropical storm reintroduced cotton pests to west-central Texas

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8:01pm, October 13, 2009

In late summer 2007, a hungry horde of boll weevils appeared in an area of west-central Texas that had been weevil-free for four years. Blame it on the weather: Forensic analyses indicate that these unexpected immigrants from infested areas hopped a long ride north on the winds of tropical storm Erin.

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