The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium is collaborating with agricultural and conservation organizations, agribusiness and utility companies, county associations, universities and state and federal agencies to improve monarch habitat in Iowa.
An invasive beetle that kills ash trees, the emerald ash borer, has been confirmed in Ringgold County, making it the 52nd county in Iowa where this highly destructive insect has been found.
The Linn County Master Gardeners have received the Search for Excellence award for the Planting for Pollinators program. The Search for Excellence award is given annually by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program.
The emerald ash borer, an exotic species of beetle that attacks and decimates ash trees, has been confirmed in Greene and Wayne counties. Native to Asia, EAB has now made its way to 43 counties in Iowa.
The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium today released a statewide strategy to support monarch butterfly recovery in Iowa and North America, available at www.iowamonarchs.info.
Emerald ash borer, a very destructive, exotic insect pest of ash trees, has been confirmed in Iowa County. This finding brings the total to 35 counties in Iowa.