According to Zhang's tests, methyl benzoate is 5 to 20 times more toxic to eggs of BMSB
, diamondback moth, and tobacco hornworm than a conventional pyrethroid insecticide, a sulfur and pyrethrin mixture, and some organic products currently on the market.
has become an agricultural pest in its native range.
In California, BMSB
populations are found mainly in urban locales, but there is risk they will move into agricultural areas.
Chuck Ingels, farm advisor for the University of California Cooperative Extension in Sacramento County, which is infested with the bugs, discussed BMSB
at a recent Napa Valley Grapegrowers' Sustainable Viticultural Practices Seminar.
1MDB strongly denies this allegation and confirms that the proceeds raised by BMSB
have in fact been utilised in accordance with the terms of Sukuk Programme Agreement, which includes:part financing the cost of the Pangkalan Udara Kuala Lumpur (PUKL) relocation project;pre-funding the fees and expenses of the Sukuk Programme;funding the requisite financing reserve accounts; and the working capital requirements of 1MDB Real Estate Sdn Bhd (now known as TRX City Sdn Bhd).
Reprints: Aisha Sethi, MD, Department of Pathology, University of New Mexico, MSC08 4640, BMSB
, Room 335, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 (e-mail: Asethi@salud.
A native of China, Japan and Korea, BMSB
was first documented in the United States in Pennsylvania in 2001.
halyomorphae, a promising biocontrol agent for BMSB
, in the Journal of Hymenoptera Research.
However, if there's a pest that is poised to surpass BMSB
as a top concern for growers on a national scale, it's the spotted wing drosophila, which primarily targets any soft skinned fruit.
has the ownership of an important block to be developed in Kuala Lumpur, which has an area of approximately 2,000,000 square metres.
Like many other pentatomids (Saulich & Musolin 2014), BMSB
undergoes facultative diapause and overwinters as sexually immature adults (Nielsen & Hamilton 2009).
Reprints: Joshua Anspach Hanson, MD, Department of Pathology, University of New Mexico, MSC08 4640, BMSB
, Room 335, Albuquerque, NM 87131 (jahanson@salud.