It was a hard bargain, but one that Wade could afford to take up, for if the wheat were to freeze out, or if the grasshoppers should eat it, or the chinch bugs
ruin it, or a hail storm beat it down into the mud, or if any of the many hatreds Stepmother Nature holds out toward those trusting souls who would squeeze a living from her hard hands--if any of these misfortunes should transpire, he would be out nothing but labor, and that was the one thing he and Martin could afford to risk.
Survival of different life stages of the southern chinch bug
(Hemiptera: Lygaeidae) following insecticidal applications.
The fever of land speculation and the chinch bug
alighting like locusts completed the wheat devastation.
The warmer the temperature, the faster the chinch bug
completes its life cycle.
The subterranean Chinch Bug
, a new pest of cassava.
It has excellent mealybug [Tridiscus sporoli (Cockerell) or Trionymus spp.) and buffalograss mite [Eriophyes (Aceria) slykhuisi (Hall)] resistance, and high to moderate chinch bug
(Blissus occiduus Barber) resistance (Heng-Moss et al., 2002).
When the chinch bugs
come along all ready to eat up my corn, these little fellows will take care of 'em." He chuckles, "There's nothing a quail likes as much as a chinch bug
The chinch bug
, once the plague of pioneer farmers, is making an unwelcome comeback on modern-day corn and other grain crops.
Millard was awarded a patent on a chinch bug
The southern chinch bug
, Blissus insularis Barber, is considered the most damaging insect pest of this grass (Kerr 1966; Reinert & Kerr 1973; Reinert & Portier 1983; Crocker 1993).
Studies have shown that chinch bug
numbers are largest on dry, sunny sites where there is a significant thatch layer and a large population of fine fescues.
Muller]}, spring melting out [caused by Drechslera poae (Baudys) Shoem], seedling damping off (caused by Pythium, Rhizoctonia, and Fusarium spp.), and chinch bug
(Blissus leucopterus hirtus Montandon).