Boll Weevil 

Lisk & Jones Consultants are the lead partner in an Innovate UK Newton funded project to develop lure and kill technology for the boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis) which is a serious pest of cotton in North, Central and South America. The project entitled Reduced pesticide contamination of groundwater has four industrial partners and three academic partners from the UK and one industrial partner and the national training agency SENAI in Brazil. The project started in November 2016 and will continue until mid 2019. The photos in this news section were taken during a visit in March 2017 by Owen Jones and Robin Jones to some of the cotton growing areas in Brazil where the weevil is a serious pest. The project has made good progress over the last two and a half years and has resulted in novel lure and kill technology for the boll weevil for which a patent has been applied. The project is described in more detail on a dedicated website hosted by Bangor University which is one of the partners in the project: