New research predicts benefits to monarchs from habitat planted near crop fields

May 24, 2021 8:39 AM

New research on monarchs by Iowa State University scientists offers important insights to those trying to boost populations by planting habitat close to corn and soybean fields. The research indicates maximum increases in Iowa monarch populations are expected if habitat is established near crop fields, assuming that Integrated Pest Management recommendations are used and insecticide spray drift management practices are followed...

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Steven Bradbury Professor

In August of 2015 Dr. Bradbury was appointed as a professor of environmental toxicology in the Departments of Natural Resource Ecology and Management and Entomology.  He is also a faculty member in ISU's Toxicology and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Programs.  From July 2014 through J...