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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Newly emerged boll weevils from cotton squares free of chemical pesticides, collected in the field at Embrapa Genetic Resources and Biotechnology (15[degrees] 43'47.
Mississippi Board of Pharmacy, the Texas Boll Weevil Eradication
For the past two decades, the Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation has conducted a program to eliminate the ubiquitous beetle, which punctures cotton pods to lay eggs that destroy the plant's yield.
Monsanto, unfortunately, also forgot to tell the farmers that boll weevils were pretty tough little buggers, so tough that they built resistance to the gene in the cotton seed that previously they had succumbed to, and became super boll weevils, reconfiguring their genetic makeup, multiplying like flies and eating every fresh young cotton head they could sink their mandibles into.
Opposing Counsel: Have you ever been afflicted with jaundice, boll weevils, a persistent itch in places you can't scratch, knife wounds from someone you don't know, or that gross stuff in the corner of your eye in the morning?
He served on agricultural task forces on boll weevils and the pink boll worm.
And Reagan personally lobbied hundreds of members of Congress, paying special attention to the Boll Weevils in the House--conservative Southern Dems who in 1980 had seen Reagan bag more votes in their districts than they had.
Efficacy of fipronil aerially applied in oil adjuvants and drift retardants against boll weevils, Anthonomus grandis Boheman (Coleoptera:Curculionidae) Southw.
Tim began his blues odyssey in the Boll Weevils, then Soul Sect, 3 AM, Ra Ho Tep, The Band With No Name and The Last Fair Deal plus lots of solo stuff.
is an authority on the genetics controlling cotton plants' natural ability to resist attack by boll weevils, cotton bollworms, tobacco budworms, tarnished plant bugs and microscopic worms known as nematodes.
At one point during the reign of King Cotton, farmers in the south central United States controlled boll weevils with arsenic-based pesticides, and residual arsenic still contaminates the soil.
I also feel terrible about the boll weevils in the apple orchard,
Boll weevils could have consumed every cotton plant on the planet.