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Out-of-State Hay May Harbor Red Imported Fire Ants


 
Drought and Red Imported Fire Ants in Found in Hay
 

Taken from University of Missouri Extension press release, an Ozark County farmer got more than he bargained for when he recently bought hay from Florida,. The hay contained  Red Imported Fire Ants (RIFA). In accordance with USDA regulations hay in areas with established populations of RIFA must be inspected and certified prior to shipment out of an area under quarantine.

For more information see Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) alert  and the RIFA Community of Practice of eXtension. 



Last Updated:11/16/2012 11:20 AM
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