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Female pink bollworms release a scent so that the males can find them to mate.
On the other hand, chemical control of pink bollworm is difficult because the fact that larvae spends most of the time within the fruiting bodies.
These bolls were dissected, and damage caused by pink bollworm was recorded.
MULTAN -- The extension and pest warning wings of Punjab Agriculture department have noticed pink bollworm attack on silver fibre in different cotton growing districts and advised techniques including animal grazing after last picking to kill the enemy pest in the cotton remains.
Insect stages are known to have varying developmental thresholds in pink bollworm (Beasley and Adams, 1996), and corn earworm, Heliothis zea (Coop et al.
On the other side of the world, clusters of Arizona cotton fields with Bt plants on more than 60 percent of the acreage have managed to suppress the local populations of the dreaded pink bollworm, says entomologist Yves Carriere of the University of Arizona in Tucson.
Scientists in other states are also studying piggyBac's effectiveness for transforming pink bollworms, boll weevils, codling moths, and mosquitos.
Insecticides must be sprayed to save the crop from possible attack of whitefly and pink bollworms.
He said that Cotton in Pakistan was mainly damaged by number of Sundies like spotted bollworms, American bollworms, pink bollworms, army worms etc, and mostly cotton growers could not overcome these worms due to number of reasons, and end up great yield losses.
That's enough, says the ARS nematologist, to kill more than 90 percent of the corn earworms, fall armyworms, or pink bollworms waiting to emerge from 1 acre of soil as winged adults.
agriculture fields at the earliest as pink bollworms also spread
That's important, because the agency needs to boost its weekly production by 1994 so that it can offer sterile pink bollworms to cotton growers in other parts of California.
The plants all but wiped out tobacco budworms, cotton bollworms, pink bollworms, and other caterpillars in outdoor tests at seven sites in 1990 and six sites in 1991.