42 billion worms airlifted from Germany to combat palm weevil crisis

About 42 billion worms have arrived from Germany to Israel, as part of a national campaign to naturally combat the red palm weevil species, which continues to infect the country’s palm trees.

After a recent outbreak of red palm weevil infestations began throughout the country, the Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu-based company BioBee decided to bring in the nematode worms from Germany as a biologically controlled measure to eradicate the pests. The weevil’s spread throughout the country has resulted in great economic costs to local authorities and palm tree growers, the company stressed. In addition, the tiny weevils are endangering human lives as their infestations put trees in jeopardy of falling.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/42-billion-worms-airlifted-from-Germany-to-combat-palm-weevil-crisis-391817

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