Northwest and Allee Research and Demonstration Farms
Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology
The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium was established in March 2015. Adding milkweeds to agricultural landscapes is one of many Consortium goals. In order to further monarch butterfly conservation efforts, scientists need more information about milkweed phenology and persistence on the landscape, and how monarchs are using these plants because milkweeds are now absent from most agricultural fields.
Pocius, Victoria; Hellmich, Richard; and Debinski, Diane
"Monarch Oviposition and Larval Survival
on Nine Native Milkweed Species,"
Farm Progress Reports: Vol. 2017
, Article 86.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmprogressreports/vol2017/iss1/86