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Pork producers planting habitat for monarchs

Since 2015, farmers from the Iowa Pork Producers Association have collaborated with researchers from Iowa State University to plant and survey monarch habitat plots on their land. Ben Crawford, Iowa pork producer, describes his three-year experience with the habitat project — and explains why patience was the key to success!  Tom Tiernan, Iowa pork producer, describes his three-year experience with the habitat project — and highlights the importance of diverse partnerships!

 

IPM4Bees Field Day

Ashley St. Clair and Randall Cass helped create this video showing the IPM4Bees field day: “Varroa mites are a honey bee parasite that spread disease and weaken hives. By monitoring mites, beekeepers can make informed management decisions for this pest.”