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borer,

name applied to various animals that are injurious because of their ability to penetrate plant or animal tissues. Among insects, some borers are beetles, e.g., the flatheaded apple-tree borer, a serious pest of many shade and fruit trees; the roundheaded apple-tree borer; and the bronze birch, locust, elm, shot-hole, and poplar borers. Other boring insects are moths that are harmful in the larval stage, e.g., the peach, currant, squash, lilac, and southern cornstalk borers and the European corn borercorn borer
or European corn borer,
common name for the larva of a moth of the family Pyralidae, introduced from S Europe into the Boston area in 1917. The corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis,
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. Marine borers include the boring sponges, certain marine worms, and some bivalve mollusks, e.g., the rock borer, the shipwormshipworm
or teredo
, marine bivalve mollusk of the family Teredinidae, specialized for boring in wood. A shipworm is not a worm, but a greatly elongated clam. Its two shells, enclosing only the front end of the body, function as a tool, rather than a protective
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, and the piddock, which are thought to secrete acids that dissolve rock and other substances. The hagfishhagfish,
primitive, jawless marine fish of the family Myxinidae, of worldwide distribution in cold and temperate waters. Its rudimentary skeleton, of cartilage rather than bone, has a braincase, but no jaw. The circular sucking mouth has rows of horny teeth.
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, or borer, is a marine pest that burrows into the bodies of other fish.

borer

[′bȯr·ər]
(invertebrate zoology)
Any insect or other invertebrate that burrows into wood, rock, or other substances.
(mechanical engineering)
An apparatus used to bore openings into the earth up to about 8 feet (2.4 meters) in diameter.
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According to Brooks (1919), wrapping red maple tree trunks with newspaper and other paper proved satisfactory in the control of flat-headed appletree borer. Previous work also has demonstrated that weedy maple tree plots had fewer flatheaded appletree borer attacks than trees in plots with rows maintained by pre-emergent herbicides (Oliver et al., unpublished data).
Outdoorsmen should pay close attention to the spread of borers, as the ecological effects will be felt by all species--including whitetails.
In recent years, I've followed an easier path: Just say "no" to most squash varieties, and plant only those that vine borers ignore.
For a conventional Cowpea to make a good yield without the attacks from pest, pesticide would be sprayed on the crop at least 8 times before harvest, while the Pod Borer Resistant Cowpea needs about 3 sprays before harvest.
As previously cited, in preliminary works, implementations were undertaken with prior techniques, particularly in [8] where a fuzzy optimization model was proposed to represent the coffee berry borer expansion in coffee plantations.
Borer HT 1153 is a mildly alkaline detergent that removes cooling fluids like emulsion and oil, and also salt residues, finger prints and other light contamination.
Thus, keeping these views in mind, the present study was conducted to identify resistant sources so as to evolve short duration cultivars less susceptible to pod borer complex in pigeonpea.
"Why do news stories of atrocities sometimes mobilize people, while at other times they are met with indifference?" This question begins the back cover blurb of Media, Mobilization, and Human Rights: Mediating Suffering and serves as the primary query framing this collection edited by Tristan Anne Borer. This compilation of eight chapters along with Borer's introductory chapter is motivated by various political and theoretical debates on the impact of media on audience motivations to act to help those suffering human rights abuses.
"This is a corn borer and on very rare occasions this can happen when dealing with fresh, natural produce," he said.
Enter the beneficial nematode Steinernema carpocapsae, a tiny roundworm that can protect peach and other stone fruit trees by attacking borer pests.