Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of bollworm.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • A few years ago, at a secret location in Arizona, genetically modified pink bollworms -- Pectinophora Gossypiella -- were released to see how they behave in the wild.

    DK Matai: Genetically Modified Insects: What Next?

  • In the U.S., scientists irradiate and release millions of pink bollworms in order to control populations of the cotton pest.

    Mosquitoes Bred to Die

  • Created by Britain's Oxitec, the transgenic bollworms -- they're really caterpillars that become moths -- "behave quite like the untransformed sterile strain," says Greg Simmons,

    Mosquitoes Bred to Die

  • But they were tested in countries like the United States and China, where regular use of pesticides has already controlled bollworms.

    Periscope

  • The report, coauthored by Matin Qaim of the Center of Development Research in Bonn, Germany, found that the BT cotton needed to be sprayed with only 30 percent of the pesticide used on its natural neighbors to keep bollworms away.

    Periscope

  • These farmers practiced conservation and use of a predatory ant, Lepisiota sp., to control cotton bollworms, a practice still used in organic cotton farming in Uganda.

    Biocontrol of Invasive Water Hyacinth Contributes to Socioeconomic Improvement | Impact Lab

  • Millions of genetically engineered bollworms have been released over cotton fields in Yuma County, Ariz.

    NYT > Home Page

  • "We have a mix of worms in soybeans now: grass feeding fall armyworms, yellow-striped armyworm and bollworms," said Don Plunkett, Jefferson County Extension staff chair for the

    Delta Farm Press RSS Feed

  • Cotton acreage has come and gone for well over a century, dented from time to time by boll weevils, bollworms and now hard to handle pigweed.

    Southeast Farm Press RSS Feed

  • The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture said soybean-eating bollworms have flourished because pesticide evaporates in the heat instead of getting under the bean plants 'canopy where the worms do their damage.

    KESQ.com - Local News

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.