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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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Sean Lemuel Santos, BS Biology Genetics, UPLB, used DNA barcoding to understand how onion army worms, which have been the scourge of onion farmers in the Philippines, can be effectively monitored and managed.
Look at the fall army worms that invaded our farmlands; so we want to be proactive so that when such things re-occur in future, we could deal with it effectively using modern technology,' Mr.
Invasion of army worms, high cost of farm inputs and unpredictable weather have taken a toll on the capacity by farmers to increase maize production.
Brachiaria grass is quickly revolutionising dairy farming in Kenya amid rising concerns with the most common forage sources such as Boma Rhodes (quality of market hay), maize for silage (attack by fall army worms and lethal maize necrosis disease) and napier grass (napier grass stunt and head smut diseases).
Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said this was brought about by the shifting of some areas to palay production in Central Luzon to stop the recurrence of army worms and smaller bulbs harvested due to early harvesting.
The issue of army worms, a destructive insect which attacked and destroyed crops, mainly maize flour in the region including some part of South Sudan was going to be one of the agendas which the two leaders would discuss.
But farmers who tilled about 140 ha of land, particularly in Barangay Pesa, reported the return of harabas, army worms which devour the leaves of the onion plant.
* Inch-long striped army worms are common pests of late corn varieties, but early maturing varieties are rarely damaged.
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").
Cotton in Pakistan is mainly damaged by number of Sundies like spotted bollworms, American bollworms, pink bollworms and Army worms, to name a few.
This situation was exacerbated by the outbreak of army worms in some parts of the crop producing regions in the northern communal areas.

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