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Aphids make tropical milkweed less inviting to monarch butterflies, study finds

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July 26, 2023

When oleander aphids infested tropical milkweed, monarch butterflies laid fewer eggs on the plant, and the caterpillars developing on those plants were slower to mature. The researchers will next investigate pest management options that ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Adam Dale, Aphids, Bernie Mach, Entomology And Nematology, Jaret Daniels, Milkweed, Monarch Butterfly, News

UF research verifies consumers want wildlife-friendly plants

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April 6, 2022

Consumers want to buy plants that enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship with fauna in their landscapes, preliminary University of Florida research shows. To help meet consumer demand, UF/IFAS researchers want to assure consumers that those ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication, Bernie Mach, Caroline Nickerson, Consumers, Entomology And Nematology, Growers, Jaret Daniels, Laura Warner, Milkweed, Monarch Butterfly, Nurseries, Pollinator Friendly Plants, UF-certified, Urban Landscape Summit, Wildlife-friendly Plants

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