seed weevil


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Related to seed weevil: bean weevil, pea weevil
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Noun1.Seed weevil - a small beetle that infests the seeds of legumesseed weevil - a small beetle that infests the seeds of legumes
weevil - any of several families of mostly small beetles that feed on plants and plant products; especially snout beetles and seed beetles
Bruchidae, family Bruchidae - seed beetles
Bruchus pisorum, pea weevil - larvae live in and feed on seeds of the pea plant
Acanthoscelides obtectus, bean weevil - larvae live in and feed on growing or stored beans
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In November 2016 Canberra allowed the shipment of Philippine mangoes to Australia, except those from Palawan, which are not yet free from mango seed weevil.
The principal regulated pests are the big avocado seed weevil, Heilipus lauri Boheman; the small avocado seed weevils Conotrachelus aguacatae Barber and C.
In a statement from Washington, the Philippine Embassy said there is now greater opportunity for mango exports after the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently declared that the whole Philippines -- with the exception of the island-province of Palawan -- is now free from pests, particularly pulp and seed weevil.
The US agency expanded the list of areas in the Philippines said to be free of mango seed weevil and mango pulp weevil.
Gorse pod susceptibility and oviposition preference to the gorse seed weevil, Apion ulicis (Forster)(Coleoptera: Apionidae).
To date, the plant has been contained at Fort Lewis with some success by using controlled burns, mowing, or releases of a biological control agent, the Scotch-broom seed weevil.
DPIF has also successfully initiated a review of Western Australia s entry conditions for Mango Seed Weevil, resulting in a simplified protocol that is currently being finalised, and has the potential to increase access for Territory mangoes to the lucrative WA domestic market.
The irradiation treatment is intended to control fruit flies and the mango seed weevil in imported produce, and would provide an alternative to current control methods, such as fumigation and cold and heat treatments.
With USDA's new rule, importers have one more alternative to protect produce from fruit flies and the mango seed weevil.
Among the pests that have limited international avocado trade are the small avocado seed weevil Conotrachelus perseae Barber and the stem weevil Conotrachelus aguacatae Barber (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) (SENASICA 2010).
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (Aphis) of the USDA has proposed to amend a list of areas in the Philippines determined to be free of mango seed weevil and mango pulp weevil.