hochssukacenttan.gq/pentecostal/the-fog-a-short-story.pdf In the spring, adult boll weevils emerge from a partly dormant state, and their light yellow colour changes to gray or black over several weeks. Females deposit between about and eggs in cotton buds or fruit , though they avoid depositing their eggs in cotton bolls already visited by other females, unless most of the bolls are infested.
An average of two to three weeks is required for an egg to develop into an adult, and there may be up to 10 generations each year. The larvae live entirely within the cotton boll, destroying not only the seeds but also the surrounding cotton fibres. Because the larvae and pupae remain inside the cotton bolls for their entire period of development, the application of insecticides at that time is ineffective.
The boll weevil infestation caused many farmers to realize the value of crop rotation and the need for crop diversification rather than total dependence on cotton. In addition to the use of malathion, control programs include early destruction of cotton stalks, cleanup of hibernating areas, seed treatments, early planting, and the development of early-maturing and rapid-fruiting varieties of cotton. We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind.
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Insecticides can be classified in any of several ways, on the basis of their chemistry, their toxicological action, or their mode…. The song is known to be "at least a century old. Some of the lyrics are similar to "Boll Weevil," describing the first time and "the next time" the narrator saw the boll weevil and making reference to the weevil's family and home.
It can be accessed at this link: In both Jaybird Coleman 's "Boll Weevil," from the late s, and Blind Willie McTell 's, from the s, we find the element of a dialogue between the boll weevil and a farmer. But the first version to include all the hallmarks of the song is Lead Belly's, first recorded by Lomax on October 15, in Shreveport , Louisiana.
Lead Belly re-recorded the song a number of times between and his death in , with slightly different lyrics. Fats Domino's " Bo Weevil " song portrays a performance of the Bo Weevil song at celebration on a farm.
Benton's recording was a hit single during the summer of and became the highest-charting single of his career on the Billboard Hot chart, where the singer had eight Top 10 hits between and This separate chart was created to list songs that the magazine deemed were not rock and roll records. Since the number-one song on the Hot chart at the time was " Tossin' and Turnin' " by rock and roll singer Bobby Lewis , and Benton's song was not considered rock and roll by the magazine, "The Boll Weevil Song" holds the distinction of being the first number-one song on the Billboard Easy Listening chart.
In the UK, the song reached a peak position of number 30 on the UK Singles Chart and remained in the Top 40 for eight weeks during the summer of The majority of the song's lyrics are spoken by Benton, as in when the farmer inquires, "Say, why'd you pick my farm?
The chorus of "we're lookin' for a home" was sung by Benton and the Mike Stewart Singers. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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