When it comes to cotton balls, a few things are certain
By Dan Clements, USA TODAY Staff WriterFor most people, cotton balls are a necessity in their cotton-picking routine.
Cotton balls are used to make yarn, and yarn is what holds your fabric together.
The cotton ball is also used to absorb excess moisture.
In a world of extreme cold and drought, cotton is essential to the survival of cotton plants, so cotton balls have been a staple in many homes.
But, when it comes time to harvest cotton, cotton growers are sometimes looking to use cotton balls in a different way.
As with all plants, cotton has a few pests and diseases that affect it, but cotton balls aren’t always the best option.
A few of these pests are pests that can be eliminated with simple insecticide sprays and other methods.
These pests include:Mites – These are the small, yellow, hairy insects that usually attack cotton plants.
They have a bite that is very similar to that of a mite.
Cotton plants can be affected by mites by biting and chewing on the leaves, stems, and roots.
This can cause them to wilt and die.
Mites also attack cotton balls.
This is because mites attack the stems and leaves and can cause damage to the fibers, which is why cotton plants will usually need to be washed frequently.
A cotton plant will also need to get treated by a cotton-spitting mite-borer to prevent it from spreading.
A few mite infestations that you should watch out for:Mite infestation is most common in the northern half of the United States, where cotton grows best.
Cotton in southern states is also susceptible.
Cotton plants can spread disease to other plants as well.
Mites and the aphid that spreads them can damage the leaves of cotton, which can then spread to other cotton plants as they grow.
This means that the plants are at risk of losing their leaves and/or their cotton may become soft.
This process can be caused by any number of things, including improper watering, incorrect handling, or the use of pesticides.
If you have any questions about cotton, you can contact the U.S. Department of Agriculture at: ag.usda.gov, (800) 469-7242.
If you have an insect-control question, you may call the U: pest control line at: 1-800-543-4223, or use the U pest control website at: https://www.usd.gov/ps/psd/pest/ps-psd-pid.htm.
Follow USA TODAY’s Food and Agriculture coverage of the cotton pest war.
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