Cotton Monoculture

close up of cotton plantcotton field

Plants which are unapparent may become apparent when grown in a monoculture. An example of this is cotton, a common agricultural crop that attracts a number of insect pests when grown in monoculture. Pests of cotton include boll weevils, bollworms, cutworms, whiteflies and thrips.

Photo of cotton courtesy of Johnny Crawford, The University of Georgia. Image 4064023,

Photo of cotton field courtesy of Phillip Roberts, The University of Georgia. Image 2977007,