来源： DOA 2006
On 17th Jan 2005, the DOA published official announcements of fire ant invasions and listed the species as a harmful import pest for further prevention. The Department of Agriculture (DOA) released the “Fire Ants Eradication and Prevention Training Plan”, and distributed 5000 copies of fire ant prevention booklets, 150,000 copies of prevention information posters and 2000 CDs to orient prevention and control activities in all affected areas. DOA also developed the “National Fire Ants Eradication Strategy”, which hopes to achieve: eradication in 3 years in small detached infected locations; eradication in 6 years at connected infected areas; national eradication of fire ants by 2013. Several safe and effective toxins for fire ants and ant nests will be released. Fire ant eradication management information systems will be developed to locate infected areas with GPS and to improve management (DOA, 2006. Original Chinese language document) (English translation of original document by Jia Ren, 2006).
Ganzhou City, in China’s Jiangxi Province, took the following prevention activities against RIFA: any imported plants (with soil) from outside of the city need to be rechecked and recorded by local prevention branches of the Department of Agriculture. If fire ants or ant-like species are found, they should be reported to the Agriculture Protection Prevention centre within 24 hours (Zhong, 2006. Original Chinese language document) (English translation of original document by Jia Ren, 2006).
农业: Red fire ants (RIFA) have caused following damage in China: crops and vegetables have fewer new sprouts; rice paddies and orchards have been abandoned. RIFA can attack various parts of plants such as: seeds, fruit, sprouts, young branches and roots, etc (DOA 2006. Translated from Chinese by Jia Ren 2006).
滋扰人类: The national survey revealed that there have been around 15,000 humans were bitten by RIFA and more than 200 people needed specific medical treatments (DOA 2006. Translated from Chinese by Jia Ren 2006).
物理干扰: In severely affected areas, wires, electric facilities and irrigation dams have been damaged by RIFA (DOA 2006. Translated from Chinese by Jia Ren 2006).
竞争: RIFA is a strong competitive ant species that can severely affect domestic ant species (DOA 2006. Translated from Chinese by Jia Ren 2006).
经济 /民生: According to an estimate, if no effective prevention and control activities are taken, fire ants could cause a total loss of 128.04 billion Yuan (equals about 15.5 billion US dollars) in the next 35 years in China (DOA 2006. Translated from Chinese by Jia Ren 2006).
最后修改 ： 14/12/2006 3:46:51 p.m.