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March 13, 2024

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Editor’s Note: Questions for this month’s test were contributed by Foster Brusca; Doug Foster; Jerry Schappert, ACE; Pete Schopen and Mark VanderWerp, BCE. Want to know how you did? The answers are listed at the bottom of the page.

Tech Test Tidbit

Turning to truckers to help stop the spread

Red (Solenopsis invicta) and black (S. richteri) imported fire ants are native to South America. In the 1930s, they were inadvertently introduced into the U.S. at the port of Mobile, Ala. These pests sting people, injure animals and damage crops. The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services offers a brochure for long haul truck drivers that warns against picking up these hitchhikers. Check out the PDF here:

Answers to March Tech Test
1. True, 2. True, 3. b, 4. False, 5. True, 6. d, 7. True, 8. True, 9. d, 10. True

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