In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I was surprised when the Royal Horticultural Society named the vine weevil as the worst pest in the garden last year.
- Fisher believes this new device will revolutionize detection of root-feeding pests like the weevil.
- Hazelnuts are prone to attack from a pest called the nut weevil.
- Researchers at some locations focus on beneficial insects like wasps to control insect pests such as alfalfa weevils or gypsy moths.
- Alfalfa weevils have been serious pests of alfalfa in Nebraska for some time.
- There was apparently no organization tasked with looking at current and potential effects of the weevil on cotton crops throughout the United States.
- The alfalfa weevil larvae spend nearly all their time on the plant.
- The weevil larvae feed at the base of the flower and interfere with seed production.
- Although they are more usually a problem with plants grown in pots, vine weevils will attack plants growing out in the garden.
- The weevil larvae become adults in 17 to 28 days, depending on the weather.
- Damage to stored grain by the lesser grain borer, rice weevil, red flour beetle, and rusty grain beetle costs the U.S. wheat industry about $500 million annually.
- Fungal diseases cause infected larvae to crawl to the tops of the plants where the dead weevils will be easy to see.
- This particular species of weevil is a pest on peas.
- Weevils bore through the stem and eat the pith within, and beetle larvae bore through the roots.
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