Making Iowa Farms More Profitable with 415 Million Milkweeds

September 30, 2022 10:17 AM

Iowa’s Monarch Conservation Strategy seeks to add 160,000,000 new stems of milkweed to Iowa’s landscape by the year 2038. What if I told you we could double that and help farmers save money while we’re at it? That’s the lesson from a recently finished project at Iowa State University where we dispatched armies of water resources interns to a few small patches of grasses and wildflowers in the middle of crop fields south of Ogden to count milkweed stems...

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Adam Janke Associate Professor

Adam Janke is the statewide Wildlife Extension Specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Adam is a trained wildlife biologist, having received a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in wildlife conservation and ecology from three land-grant schools in the Midwest.  He is also certified ...