boll weevil

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Synonyms for boll weevil

greyish weevil that lays its eggs in cotton bolls destroying the cotton

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This cotton provides the boll weevil with a host plant on which reproduction occurs through-out the year.
In spite of wars, depressions, unpredictable weather, and the boll weevil, cotton is still a very important crop in Mississippi.
We have great expectations towards this partnership with Evogene and we are sure that it will be crucial for the success of our project of developing cotton GM plants resistant to boll weevil, key pest of this crop in South America said Alvaro Salles, IMAmt Chief Executive Officer.
Ryan's analysis of the boll weevil as formal and thematic element solidifies his argument and codifies his methodology.
The great genetic variability and phenotypic plasticity of the boll weevil makes it able to adapt to a wide variety of environmental conditions, allowing the expansion of its geographical distribution beyond its center of origin (Central America) (Showler, 2009).
Compounding the problem of falling prices was the boll weevil, which devoured cotton crops.
2005) conducted an experiment regarding the effect of sowing dates on the population of boll weevils, they concluded that squares damage of boll weevils were 44-56% more abundant in later planted treatments than in the earlier planted treatments.
The Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation should be private enough to require active supervision under either the Fourth Circuit's or FTC and Areeda-Hovenkamp standards, because it's both peopled with growers and accountable to (that is, elected by) growers.
Perhaps you have heard of the cotton boll weevil, pea, bean, pepper or the highly destructive strawberry weevil.
Scores of varieties of the ancient insect are featured, from the tiny boll weevil to the frighteningly large titan beetle that lives in the Amazon rainforest and can be bigger than an adult hand.
The seeds were in fact genetically modified seeds by multinational monster corporation Monsanto--MON on the New York Stock Exchange for those out of the loop--which promised farmers that with GM cotton seed, never again would they have to deal with the evil cotton boll weevil, a pestilence that destroyed about half their annual crop.
A significant positive correlation between genetic variation and geographical distance was found for boll weevil Anthonomus grandis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) populations in the United States (Kim and Sappington, 2004).
The devastation of the cotton crop by the boll weevil in the 1910s-1920s brought cash crop peanuts to the area.
In the early 20th century, more hard times came to the region when the boll weevil arrived and devastated the cotton crop.