Colorado beetle


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Colorado beetle

a black-and-yellow beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata, that is a serious pest of potatoes, feeding on the leaves: family Chrysomelidae
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Growers say the Colorado beetle is a persistent problem in potato production, which can require heavy chemical use to control and that the GMO potato significantly decreases the use of chemicals because they contain a gene from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), a soil bacterium that is toxic to the beetle.
North American users could benefit from the Greenburner's ability to combat the Colorado beetle's depredation of potato crops, Sillifant says.
And consumers in the US are already eating NewLeaf Plus potatoes, which are grown from a plant that contains a pesticide which kills the Colorado Beetle.
Colorado Beetle: The Colorado Beetle has struggled to establish itself in Britain because it doesn't like the cold weather.
The potato bug, also known as the Colorado beetle, was discovered in the Rocky Mts.
Elsewhere, at a time when the Quayside was still thriving, dockers were told to stop work at Newcastle and Gateshead Quays as a Belgian ship's cargo of potatoes was thought to contain a Colorado beetle.
Which food plant can be devastated by the Colorado beetle? 5.
I've tried everywhere in the hopes of getting a copy of the Colorado beetle poster that was in every school, post office and police station without success.
Its legislative response to a feared Colorado beetle invasion marks the origins of phytosanitary legislation in Great Britain.
What colour is the shell of the insect pest the colorado beetle? 3.
They almost always had a picture of a Colorado beetle and, in true Western style, a wanted poster of a local villain.
Farmers may need to grow new crop varieties and cope with pests like the Colorado beetle as the atmosphere heats up, the Government said yesterday.

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