rootworm


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rootworm

[′rüt‚wərm]
(invertebrate zoology)
An insect larva that feeds on plant roots.
A nematode that infests the roots of plants.
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Evogene is advancing into Phase-I a gene, EVO30495, displaying high potency against Western corn rootworm, which is a major pest in corn.
This new issued patent protects the uses of the company's Chromobacterium formulations, compositions and compounds to control corn rootworm larvae infestation.
2007) tested this product on the Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say); Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), Western and Southern corn rootworms (Diabrotica virgifera LeConte and D.
three types of insect resistance (corn borer, corn rootworm, and corn
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However, spraying is labor-intensive, water-consuming, and costly," says Ivan Hiltpold, a visiting scholar from Switzerland who is now working with Bruce Hibbard, an entomologist and rootworm expert in ARS's Plant Genetics Research Unit in Columbia, Missouri.
Insecticidal properties of several monoterpenoids to the house fly (Diptera: Muscidae), red flour beetle (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), and southern corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae).
Monsanto's Bt corn is a Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) and the subject of a recent investigation into the rootworm outbreak.
The authors found that three of the four main biotech traits (corn borer and rootworm resistance and two forms of herbicide tolerance) attract significant price premiums and that roughly 8 percent of the price of seed corn is associated with market power held by the seed companies.
From corn rootworm and corn borer protection to herbicide resistance and value-added food grade products, our new line-up of corn hybrids offers growers corn genetics paired with the right technology to thrive in this region," Becerra says.
Blair's dissertation concerned "Studies of Northern Corn Rootworm Adults Resistant to Aldrin.