Colorado potato beetle


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Colorado potato beetle

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A small yellow-and-black striped chrysomelid beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) native to western North America that is a major pest of potatoes and other crops in North America and Eurasia.
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Noun1.Colorado potato beetle - black-and-yellow beetle that feeds in adult and larval stages on potato leavesColorado potato beetle - black-and-yellow beetle that feeds in adult and larval stages on potato leaves; originally of eastern Rocky Mountains; now worldwide
chrysomelid, leaf beetle - brightly colored beetle that feeds on plant leaves; larvae infest roots and stems
genus Leptinotarsa, Leptinotarsa - Colorado potato beetles
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2007), Grandevo was found to be lethal to the Southern green stink bug, sweet potato whitefly, diamond-back moth larvae, small hive beetle larvae, Western and Southern corn rootworm, and Colorado potato beetle larvae, but not to the mosquito Culex pipens, tobacco hornworm larvae, gypsy moth larvae, or Colorado potato beetle adults.
Control of the Colorado potato beetle is especially challenging because the beetle is notorious for its ability to adapt rapidly to new pesticides that are applied.
san diego) manages the young larva of the Colorado potato beetle and BTK (B.
As an alternative to these chemicals, the Monsanto Company developed a potato that contains a gene from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) to control the Colorado potato beetle and another gene to control the potato leaf roll virus spread by the aphids.
The NewLeaf potatoes are engineered to produce bacillus thuringiensis, or Bt, a common bacterium found in the soil and used as a pesticide to kill the dreaded Colorado potato beetle.
Development and survival of Podisus maculiventris (Say) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), a predator of the Colorado potato beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae).
Colorado potato beetles are the crop's most destructive enemy, costing growers millions of dollars in chemical control and crop losses.
Bt corn is protected against European corn borers; Bt cotton targets bollworms and budworms; and Bt potatoes are resistant to Colorado potato beetles.
Bt, a bacterial toxin meant to kill off the Colorado potato beetle, one of the potato's commonplace enemies in the growing fields of big agriculture.
ABACUS provides control of mites (including two-spotted spider mite, Pacific, strawberry, Carmine, and McDaniel spider mites, European red mite and citrus bud mite), certain leafhoppers, leafminers, and thrips, plus pear psylla and Colorado potato beetle.
The worst pest for me has been the Colorado potato beetle.
Forecasting - 3 chapters addressing remote sensing (actually more discussion of a simulation model than remote sensing), weather-based pest forecasting, and a forecasting model for Colorado potato beetle

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