In the future, Living Acres will provide actionable recommendations on where milkweed
can be planted to maximize monarch habitat and biodiversity while minimizing strain on crop production.
Farmers along the monarch's 4,800-kilometre migratory flight-path have been largely eradicating milkweed
from their fields of crops.
might change your perspective of history by making it more personal.
Louis-based agribusiness giant Monsanto's popular weed killer Roundup, blamed for knocking out the milkweed
There are more than 100 different species of milkweed
in North America, but these days, due to habitat loss and the widespread use of herbicides, there is a scarcity of Asclepia plants.
and oaks, plants that caterpillars graze on, collected from alongside a country road carried higher sodium concentrations than the same species growing at least 100 meters from the splash and drift of deicing salt, says Emilie Snell-Rood of the University of Minnesota in St.
Worse news: milkweed
plants - the only kind they need to survive - are also not in plentiful supply, says a Texas A&M University Monarch watcher.
When the eggs hatch, the caterpillars feed on the milkweed
The monarch or milkweed
is a migratory species of which creature?
And mildly toxic are buttercup, clover, ivy, honeysuckle, milkweed
The research focused on the effects of elevated carbon dioxide on common milkweed
, Asclepias syriaca.
is popularly known as a favorite food of the monarch butterfly caterpillar.