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Angoumois

(äNgo͞omwä`), region and former province, W France, now coextensive with most of Charente dept. AngoulêmeAngoulême
, city (1990 pop. 42,194), capital of Charente dept., W France, on the Charente River. A former river port, it is now a major road and rail center. Its paper industry dates from the 15th cent.
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 is the historic capital and chief city. In the region is the Charente valley, with its excellent vineyards; the brandy made from their grapes is named for Cognac, the chief distillery center. In pre-Roman times the region was occupied by the Santones and Pictones, two Gallic peoples. Part of the kingdom of AquitaineAquitaine
, Lat. Aquitania, former duchy and kingdom in SW France. Julius Caesar conquered the Aquitani, an Iberian people of SW Gaul, in 56 B.C. The province that he created occupied the territory between the Garonne River and the Pyrenees; under Roman rule it was
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 under Charlemagne's empire, Angoumois became a county in the 9th cent. and was united with the French crown in 1307. Under the Treaty of Brétigny (1360) Angoumois, then ruled by the counts of Angoulême, was recognized as English territory, but in 1371 it became a fief of the dukes of Berry, a branch of the French royal family. When Francis I, formerly the count of Angoulême, became king in 1515, Angoumois was definitively incorporated into the French crown lands.
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When kernels of avidin corn were infested with Angoumois grain moths or maize weevils, most of the larvae died inside kernels that contained at least 20 parts per million of avidin.
In 1791, for example, in the adjoining Angoumois region, National Guardsmen had to take into custody four cures to save them from lynching by an angry mob of local residents accusing them of magically inducing a severe hailstorm.
Until the late 1680s almost all are made of high-quality 'Dutch' paper from the Angoumois region of south-western France.
Marguerite was born on 11 April 1492 and Francois on 12 September 1494 at Cognac in the Angoumois.
The diets included mustard aphid (Lipaphis erysimi), 2nd instar mealybug (Phenoccocus solenopsis), Eggs of angoumois grain moth (Sitotroga cerealella) and honey.
supplementary pension contract for the salaried staff of the DPO of Angoumois.
Among the more important pests are the granary weevil, rice weevil, lesser grain borer, Angoumois grain moth, confused flour beetle and the saw-toothed grain beetle.
To minimize the infestation level of sugarcane stem borer, Trichogramma chilonis (Ishii) (Hymeoptera: Trichogrammatidae) was reared on a fictitious host, stored grain pest Angoumois grain moth Sitotroga cerealella (Olivier) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in the laboratory of Ayub Agriculture Research Institute, Faisalabad, under controlled temperature 252C and relative humidity 60-70% and released in the field as bio-control agent.
Resistance in stored rice varieties against Angoumois grain moth, Sitotroga cerealella (Olivier) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae).
The contract covers the district heating facilities and production and distribution of hot water to the DPO Angoumois and common Angoulme with energy performance objectives.
During storage, these cereals are vulnerable to infestation by a variety of insects, especially to Angoumois grain moth, Sitotroga cerealella (Olivier) which has a cosmopolitan distribution (Cotton, 1960) and has displayed an affinity for rice varieties with different levels of resistance (Rizwana et al.