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alfalfa weevil

noun
1.
a European weevil, Hypera postica, now also widely distributed in North America, that is an important pest, primarily of alfalfa, in both the larval and adult stages.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15
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Examples for alfalfa weevil
  • Many alfalfa growers have sprayed for alfalfa weevil.
  • Herbicide applications to winter forage crops continued and alfalfa weevil spraying began.
  • The lab's work with the alfalfa weevil reversed that.
  • Only a few reports of alfalfa weevil have been received.
  • The first cutting of alfalfa continued and alfalfa weevil spraying was complete.
  • Cereal leaf beetle and alfalfa weevil problems appear to have run their course.
  • It seems to be an excellent year for alfalfa weevil with lots of spraying happening, especially with rain-delayed harvesting.
  • It also seems to be an excellent year for the alfalfa weevil.

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