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October 13, 2015
AMES, Iowa — Collaborations marked efforts to increase the number of monarch butterflies as the Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium got underway this year. The consortium was created in March by farmer, rancher and conservation organizations, state agencies, companies and Iowa State...
October 07, 2015
Teresa Blader, Department of Entomology Graduate Student;  Strives to answer questions about monarch habitat restoration:  Researching monarchs this summer was an adventure. It started off with great success examining monarch egg laying preference on different milkweed plant density; my...
September 30, 2015
Monarch butterflies were a hit at ‘Ag-Citing’ activities at the ISU Buena Vista County Extension program that was held September 23rd and 24th.  Three hundred 4th graders from Buena Vista County visited the ISU Allee Research and Demonstration Farm just outside of Newell.  Students rotated among...
September 30, 2015
Incoming Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM) students had a chance to learn about the monarch butterfly recently at the NREM fall mini-camp that was held at the 4-H Campground in Boone County on Saturday, September 19th.  Tory Pocius, a Ph.D. student and Sue Blodgett helped the students...
April 22, 2015
By Bob Hartzler, Department of Agronomy, Sue Blodgett and Steven Bradbury, Department of Entomology, and Richard Hellmich, USDA-ARS. Photo. Monarch larvae feed exclusively on milkweeds The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium was established in February 2015 through...
April 15, 2015
Steven Bradbury represented Iowa State University at the April 6-7 Keystone Monarch Collaborative Meeting in St. Paul, Minnesota. The meeting is summarized in the attached statement courtesy of the Keystone Policy Center.
March 27, 2015
Laura Jesse and Donald Lewis present options for monarch conservation their recent Horticulture and Home Pest News article.
March 19, 2015
AMES, Iowa — Enhancing the monarch butterfly’s habitat in rural and urban Iowa is the goal of a new, broad-based statewide effort.  The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium, established through the efforts of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Iowa Department...

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