rootworm


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root·worm

 (ro͞ot′wûrm′, ro͝ot′-)
n.
Any of several chrysomelid beetles of the genus Diabrotica, the larvae of which feed on the roots of corn and other crop plants.

rootworm

(ˈruːtˌwɜːm)
n
(Animals) a beetle larva which feeds on roots
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Other herbivores that overwinter near last year's plant host include the onion maggot, corn rootworm, and flea beetle (which affects many vegetable seedlings).
a leading company for the improvement of crop productivity and economics for food, feed and fuel, announced today the advancement of a gene displaying insecticidal activity against Western corn rootworm into Phase-I focusing on validation in target crops, following positive laboratory assay results.
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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.
This will be the industry's first insect-control product to use three modes of action, including a breakthrough RNAi mode, to provide farmers a new level of durability for corn rootworm.
Effect of corn hybrids expressing the coleopteran-specific cry3Bb1 protein for corn rootworm control on aboveground insect predators.
European corn borer in 1996, the corn rootworm in 2003, and the corn
Genetic variation of the southern corn rootworm, (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae).
The corn rootworm (European corn borer), for which Bt corn was created, is now showing resistance to Bt.
Each spring, the western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera) awakens from its winter slumber to wreak havoc on corn crops across the United States.