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tobacco budworm

the larva of a noctuid moth, Heliothis virescens, that damages the buds and young leaves of tobacco.
Origin of tobacco budworm
1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Overall, fewer tobacco budworm moths were captured than bollworm moths.
  • Resistant tobacco budworm, non-resistant tobacco budworm and bollworm.
  • Bt cotton is primarily effective in controlling the tobacco budworm, the bollworm, and the pink bollworm.
  • The cotton bollworm and tobacco budworm were the only pests that exceeded their economic threshold.
  • Cotton has been genetically altered to control the tobacco budworm, bollworm and pink bollworm.

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