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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
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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