corn earworm


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corn earworm

n.
Either of two noctuid moths (Helicoverpa zea or H. armigera), having larvae that feed on and damage corn, cotton, tomatoes, and other crops. Also called cotton bollworm, tobacco fruitworm.

corn earworm

n
(Animals) US the larva of the noctuid moth Heliothis armigera, which feeds on maize and many other crop plants. See also bollworm

corn′ ear`worm

(ˈɪərˌwɜrm)
n.
the larva of a noctuid moth, Heliothis zea, that is a pest of corn ears, cotton bolls, and other crops.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.corn earworm - larva of a noctuid mothcorn earworm - larva of a noctuid moth; highly destructive to especially corn and cotton and tomato crops
family Noctuidae, Noctuidae - cutworms; armyworms
bollworm - any of various moth caterpillars that destroy cotton bolls
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Volatiles of corn kernels and husks: possible corn earworm attractants Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 26: 866-869.
Many of the innovations for successful control have resulted from the work of Agricultural Research Service scientists, such as the discovery in 1936 that selenium is absorbed by plant roots and carried to foliage where it kills aphids, which became the first systemic insecticide; finding genetic resistance to corn earworm in a line of flour corn in 1941; and developing the sterile male insect release technique that led to the eradication of the screwworm from the United States in 1966, a method that is being used today to keep this and other pests like the Mediterranean fruit fly out of the country.
Fucking corn earworm," she said, grinning, and tried to turn up the Wilco one more time.
Corn earworm saliva induces herbivore defense gene expression in corn.
Damage by corn earworm is practically none since there are still no ears to damage.
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Scientists have designed agents that interfere with the protective dormancy period of the corn earworm, a species that infests more than 100 types of plants and costs U.
According to Monsanto, the technology's 5% blended refuge, the lowest in the corn growing area, means farmers can protect more of their acres with two modes of action for controlling corn rootworm and corn earworm.
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Insect stages are known to have varying developmental thresholds in pink bollworm (Beasley and Adams, 1996), and corn earworm, Heliothis zea (Coop et al.