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Fire ants fuelled by wild weather, Council warns

ONE of the most invasive species in the world, which has the potential to devastate Australian agriculture and cost the economy billions annually, could be marching its way across south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales.

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 Recent wet weather could accelerate the spread of fire ants. Photo courtesy of Invasive Species Council.

Recent wet weather could accelerate the spread of fire ants. Photo courtesy of Invasive Species Council.

The Invasive Species Council is calling on communities to keep watch for fire ants, warning recent heavy rainfall and wild weather could accelerate the spread of the deadly pest. Invasive Species Council...

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A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

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