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2005-06-08 18:11:17

AMARILLO, Texas - Western corn rootworm can chew through as much as $1 billion yearly due to lost production and treatment costs across the corn belt. But two Texas Agricultural Experiment Station entomologists think they can reduce these losses with a new model to predict and better target the pests. The model developed by Dr. Jerry Michels, Experiment Station entomologist in Bushland, and Dr. Marvin Harris, Experiment Station entomologist in College Station, is based on temperature and...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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