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weevil in Agriculture topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishweevilwee‧vil /ˈwiːvəl/ noun [countable]  HBIa small insect that feeds on grain, flour etc and spoils it
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weevilLow cunning with moats Adult weevils are difficult to eradicate.The boll weevil infests cotton fields and millionaires go bankrupt.The pesticide killed off weevils and other insects, leaving the army worm to multiply unchecked by its natural enemies.Make sure there are no other ways for the weevils to climb up to the pots.He was the weevil in the fruit, according to Rex, the canker in their midst.Watch out for the vine weevil that eats plants' roots-it's on the increase due to warmer winters.Help at hand Away with vine weevil Pippa Greenwood outwits this frustrating plant predator.