“Our investigations in this case found that Marais and her company Zonda Resources Limited had imported and then bred large numbers of an insect known as a mirid bug (Macrolophus pygmaeus) and sold them for the biological control of the pest whitefly in commercial greenhouses," Mr Hayes says.”
“But a 10-year study across six major cotton-growing regions of China found that by spraying their crops less, farmers allowed mirid bugs to thrive and infest their own and neighbouring farms.”
“The study reported on mirid populations between nineteen ninety-seven and two thousand eight.”
“But now that Bt cotton doesn't need to be sprayed, the mirid population has thrived and spilled over into other flowering crops, so spraying against mirid bugs has had to increase.”
“As cotton is one of the few flowering host crops during that period, mirid bugs love it.”
“Spraying against H. armigera used to destroy early mirid populations, limiting its impact on later crops.”
“However, mirid bug populations and infestations in cotton and other crops have gradually increased as the proportion of Bt cotton has risen.”
“All willow plantations were harvested at least once during the study period and takes place in the wintertime when the two mirid species overwinter as eggs on the plants.”
“Reconcilia - ion inclines the mirid to favour the rightful overeign; the force of truth batters and beats lown unbelief; discovered mercy makes us ick of rebellion, and to loath ourselves or it.”
“Human tongue Shall hardly tell what infinite delight Sweet Mufic yields, for ever fafhioning Her fober pleafures to the various mirid.”
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