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  • n. Plural form of leafminer.


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  • Besides being a favorite with salad lovers, green leaf lettuces are also a top choice for destructive insects known as leafminers, or Liriomyza langei.

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  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a neemseed-extract formulation for use on leafminers.

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  • Added to the soil, neem compounds enter the roots and move up into the crop's leaves so that leafminers munching on the leaves get their molting-hormone jammed, and they end up fatally trapped inside their own juvenile skins.

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  • These included many that are resistant to, or inherently difficult to control with, conventional pesticides: sweet potato whitefly, green peach aphid, western floral thrips, diamondback moth, and several leafminers, for instance.

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  • This commercial product, now available almost nationwide, is expected to be especially useful against those leafminers that attack horticultural crops.

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  • It is registered for use against such pests as whiteflies on chrysanthemums, leafminers on birch trees, aphids on roses, chinch bugs on lawns, gypsy moths on shade trees, and thrips on gladiolus.

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  • Here's what I do, and it has reduced my population of beet leafminers dramatically without the use of chemicals, while giving me a six-month chard harvest.

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  • Trees provide gypsy moth caterpillars, eastern tent caterpillars, codling moths, birch leafminers, elm leaf beetles, oak webworms, and lilac leafminers.

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  • (see page 94), serpentine leafminers (which attack vegetable and flower crops), gypsy moth (which causes millions of dollars of losses to homeowners and the forest industry), and several species of cockroach.

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