army worm


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army worm

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1. (Animals) the caterpillar of a widely distributed noctuid moth, Leucania unipuncta, which travels in vast hordes and is a serious pest of cereal crops in North America
2. (Animals) any of various similar caterpillars
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Noun1.army worm - noctuid moth larvae that travel in multitudes destroying especially grass and grainarmy worm - noctuid moth larvae that travel in multitudes destroying especially grass and grain
genus Pseudaletia, Pseudaletia - moths whose larvae are armyworms
caterpillar - a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
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He said pests, including white fly, army worm and active taela, had attacked cotton crop in Bahawalpur, Loudharan, Multan, Vehari, DG Khan, Muzaffargarh, and Khanewal due to mugginess and humidity.
Countryside: Please be advised that trichogramma wasps are a very good control for army worms as it took just two seasons to eradicate the worms from an entire orchard and farm and into surrounding areas as well (November/December issue, "The Great Army Worm War").
The MIR162 trait (Agrisure Viptera(TM)) offers outstanding control of fall army worm, sugarcane borer and corn earworm, the main insect threats to corn in Argentina, and of other damaging lepidopteran pests.
This is in addition to pest and disease control - army worm being a particularly destructive pest as it eats the sward to the roots, leaving lawns entirely devoid of grass before moving on to other areas.
A persistent dry spell and an army worm outbreak in Malawi have destroyed about 35 000 hectares of crops, threatening the food security of 123 000 families so far, a senior government official said last month.
A second study compared mtDNA with a tandem-repeat sequence called FR (for Fall army worm Rice strain), which was reported to be localized to the sex-chromosomes and present in large clusters only in the rice-strain genome of the Mississippi populations tested (Lu et al.
They are studying which plants a beet army worm prefers for egg laying.
detection of indigenous and established pests to aid control efforts (bertha army worm trapping in Canadian canola fields, and monitoring of codling moth in many apple and pear producing areas).
One site suggested that attracting natural predators like wasps and beetles will normally control army worm outbreaks.
Army worm and other pests attack the crop during or after rains and move from field to field.
However, there is no variety of bio-technology (BT) in the world which provides 100% immunity against army worm, he added.
The MIR162 trait (Agrisure Viptera(TM)) offers outstanding control of fall army worm, the main insect threat to corn in Brazil, and of other damaging lepidopteran pests.

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