Cotton Stalk Destruction
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Cotton Stalk Destruction
The mission of the Cotton Stalk Destruction program is to suppress boll weevil and pink bollworm populations in Texas.

How should I destroy the cotton stalks?

Destruction method depends on pest management zone.

What pest management zone am I in?

CLICK HERE FOR MAP to find your pest management zone.


What do I do if I haven’t harvested my cotton and the destruction date for my pest management zone is coming up?

     CLICK HERE to file for a Deadline Extension ONLINE (PREFERRED METHOD) or to download a Traditional “Paper” Form. DO NOT file a traditional paper request form if you file a request online. You can submit a request up to the applicable pest management zone's stalk destruction deadline or extended deadline.  This does not guarantee an extension.

RECEIVE EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS. Would you like to receive email notifications of Blanket Extensions of the Destruction Deadline for your Pest Management Zone, as well as other selected cotton-related notifications from TDA? Send an email to Include your Name, Email Address, Pest Management Zone (if you know it) and the name of the county or counties where you produce cotton. Please be sure to let us know if your email address changes.

 CLICK HERE to view cotton regulations in Chapter 20 Cotton Pest Control.