About BWEF of GA
The Boll Weevil
The boll weevil can range from 1/8 to 1/3 inch in length and the color varies due to the age. Young adult weevils are reddish in color and are soft. Within a day, they begin to change to a grayish brown and the shell hardens. The thin, slightly curved snout is about half the length of the body. The boll weevil has two spurs (or they may be called teeth) toward the end of the front femur (the inner being longer than other). There is also one spur (or tooth) on the middle femur. The wings are smooth and close fitting and have fine lines running parallel that have a fuzz or grayish coat. On the back of the head it may appear to have a white stripe (this may not appear on all boll weevils).
The board of directors for the Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation of Georgia, Inc. is comprised of six cotton producers in the state and one Georgia Department of Agriculture employee as the regulatory member.
Alan Lowman, Executive Director
Bart Davis, Chairman
Ronald Lovell, Vice Chairman
Mike Lucas, Secretary/Treasurer
Mike Evans, Regulatory Member, GA Dept. of Agriculture
A History of Purpose
Dear Georgia Cotton Grower,
The Boll Weevil Eradication per bale assessment will be $1.00 per bale for the 2022 cotton crop. The Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation is experiencing increasing operating costs and decreasing interest income. The Foundation continues to make strategic investments in technology and equipment to increase its operating efficiency in protecting cotton growers’ $158,248,497 investment in boll weevil eradication made over the past 35 years. The Foundation values the cotton growers’ trust, support, and patience as we navigate these challenging economic times in 2022 and beyond as we diligently strive to keep Georgia free from the boll weevil.