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EPA Awards $100,000 to Texas A and M for Environmental Studies

Release Date: 07/14/2008
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Tressa Tillman at 214-665-2200 or

(Dallas, Texas – July 14, 2008) The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $100,000 to the Texas A and M College of Agriculture Life and Sciences to develop a database and real-time monitoring system in an attempt to control the cotton bollworm. The web-based, information delivery system will monitor and analyze the effectiveness of a pyrethroid insecticide when used on the cotton bollworm. Pyrethroid insecticides function as a toxin which paralyzes the insect. The project will allow landowners to decide if incorporating pyrethroid insecticides is beneficial to controlling these insects while protecting the environment.

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