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PEST

a framework used by business strategists to identify those factors operating in the ‘outer’ (macro) environment of a firm which impinge upon its activities and profitability in addition to factors affecting its immediate product MARKETS. PEST has four elements: political (e.g. the UK government's policy on joining the EURO-zone); economic (e.g. recession/boom conditions. See BUSINESS CYCLE); social (e.g. DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGES) and technological (e.g. the impact of the INTERNET). See BUSINESS STRATEGY.
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His pride in having at any time of his life achieved such a great social distinction as to be a nuisance, an incumbrance, and a pest, was only to be satisfied by three sonorous repetitions of the boast.
Indeed, the venomous pest appeared to operate as an antidote against all other poisons.
The purport of the answer that the God Returned to us who sought his oracle, The messengers have doubtless told thee--how One course alone could rid us of the pest, To find the murderers of Laius, And slay them or expel them from the land.
At the point which I had reached in a preceding paragraph of this account, the situation was as follows: two horses lay dying; the bull had scattered his persecutors for the moment, and stood raging, panting, pawing the dust in clouds over his back, when the man that had been wounded returned to the ring on a remount, a poor blindfolded wreck that yet had something ironically military about his bearing - and the next moment the bull had ripped him open and his bowls were dragging upon the ground: and the bull was charging his swarm of pests again.
The insect pests of Honduras, as in all tropical countries, are annoying and dangerous.
* In those days, so sparsely populated was the land that wild animals often became pests. In California the custom of rabbit- driving obtained.
The very dogs, those noisy pests of an Indian town, kept silence.
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Farmers should complete pest counting of 20 plants in this way, he said adding that pest scouting should be done in a way that it makes clear the situation of the whole field.
This is especially bad news for North Carolinian pest control DIYers, as the state experienced record rainfall in 2018 and parts of 2019.
While, sucking pest like thrips (Thrips tabaci), jassid (Amrasca bigutella), cotton aphid (Aphis gossypii), mites (Tetranychide acarira) and white fly (Bemisia tabaci), have also been known to effect non-Bt as well as Bt cotton cultivars (Shah et al., 2017).
The pest which originates from the Americas first appeared in Botswana in 2017 after causing massive damage to crops in neighbouring Zambia with losses amounting to forty tonnes of maize.