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Ministry publishes map of fire ant-infected plant nurseries

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As green-fingered Israelis prepare for the new gardening season, marked by the festival of Tu Bishvat which begins on Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Ministry has for the first time published a map and list of commercial nurseries (in Hebrew) infected by the little fire ant.

Listed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature as one of the 100 invasive alien species that most threatens the environment and biodiversity, the orange-red ant, with its painful, burning sting, spreads mainly between plants, plant pots and soil.


© The Times of Israel

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