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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Schroeder maintains that boll weevils have been eradicated in Oklahoma, but the only way to maintain that is constant monitoring.
Adult boll weevils of known age (one to four days after emergence) were collected from attacked squares in the field and from larvae fed an artificial diet (Monnerat et al., 1999) in a colony maintained in the laboratory of the Embrapa Genetic Resources and Biotechnology.
Mississippi Board of Pharmacy, the Texas Boll Weevil Eradication
By setting pheromone traps to detect weevils, spraying chemicals to eliminate them and changing farming practices to minimize re-infestation, the program has 15 of its 16 zones reporting no indication of boll weevils over the last year.
Research groups have studied the insecticidal and antibiotic properties of fire ant venom since the 1950s, including against crop pests such as fruit flies and boll weevils, and bacteria such as Escherichia coli.
Residue from spraying cotton fields for boll weevils in the South is the likely culprit for arsenic levels in rice now grown in southern states, which accounts for 76% of all rice grown in the U.S.
His experience working in professional baseball organizations began in 1992 and includes stints with the Kane County Cougars in Illinois, Albany Polecats in Georgia and Piedmont Boll Weevils in North Carolina.
So the boll weevils in India became super-resistant and farmers were still stuck with planting Monsanto's GM seeds forever, basically.
Objection, with the exception of the boll weevils, what does this have to do with anything?
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.