Definition of Rootworm

1. Noun. A worm that tunnels through the roots of young plants. ¹



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Definition of Rootworm

1. a beetle whose larvae feed on the roots of crop plants [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rootworm

rootlets
rootlike
rootling
rootlings
roots
roots of olfactory tract
roots of trigeminal nerve
rootsier
rootsiest
rootstalk
rootstalks
rootstock
rootstocks
rootsy
rootwork
rootworm (current term)
rootworms
rooty
rootzone
rootzones
rooves
ropa vieja
ropable
ropalic
ropalocytosis
rope
rope's-end
rope's-ended
rope's-ending
rope's-ends

Literary usage of Rootworm

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1. Pathogens of Maize Seeds: Bibliographyby Andrew Kalinski by Andrew Kalinski (1994)
"Mating behavioral studies of corn rootworm beetles are underway. ... Additional studies examined the interactions of rootworm insecticides with post ..."

2. Legumes in Crop Rotations--Bibliography, January 1990-December 1993 by Mary V. Gold (1994)
"The incidence of corn rootworm larval damage in corn after soybeans was greatest in the central, northeastern, and eastern regions of Illinois, where annual ..."

3. Conservation Tillage by Jane P. Gates (1994)
"Corn rootworm infestations were applied at 0, 1650, 3300, or 6600 viable eggs m-1. ... 4.1 Mg ha-1 with no rootworm eggs; 4.3 vs. 3.1 with 1650 eggs m-1; ..."

4. Productive Soils: The Fundamentals of Successful Soil Management and by Wilbert Walter Weir (1920)
"Corn rootworm.—Corn growers in the Southern states, particularly, suffer much damage from the corn rootworm or "budworm." In some seasons it is difficult to ..."

5. The Corn Crops: A Discussion of Maize, Kafirs, and Sorghums as Grown in the by Edward Gerrard Montgomery (1913)
"There are two insects that are most troublesome where continuous corn culture is practiced — the corn rootworm and the root-louse. Corn rootworm There are ..."

6. IPM and Biological Control of Plant Pests: Field Crops: Bibliography January by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"... Feeding and toxic effects of floral sesquiterpene lactones, diterpenes, and phenolics from sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) on western corn rootworm. ..."

7. Farm Friends and Farm Foes: A Text-book of Agricultural Science by Clarence Moores Weed (1910)
"Consequently this Corn rootworm has been a blessing in disguise, ... The discovery of the life history of the Northern Corn rootworm and the pointing out of ..."

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