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    Farming & Crop Protection Living Acres Resources

    Living Acres Resources

      Use these resources to learn more about the monarch butterfly, how the Monarch Challenge works, and how you can get involved.

    The monarch butterfly migration

    Monarch butterflies take a phenomenal journey across North America every year, much like a cross-country road trip. Read up on how such a small insect achieves one of the longest migrations for any organism from Mexico all the way to Canda. 

    Butterfly on twig.

    Three years with the #MonarchChallenge

    Monarch populations have fallen, in part due to the loss of milkweed. Through the Monarch Challenge, growers are rebuilding the iconic species' crucial habitat on their operations. This infographic looks at the success of the first three years of the Monarch Challenge. 

    Growing Milkweed on Golf Courses

    Thousands of golf courses lie along the monarchs’ migration path. This is why superintendents have a unique opportunity to play a key role in helping maintain and restore the monarch population...

    The Great Monarch Migration Infographic

    The Great Monarch Migration infographic follows the amazing journey the monarch butterfly makes each year from Mexico to Canada through the majority of the United States...
     

    Monarch Brochure

    Monarch butterfly populations have been declining in the United States since the late 1990s. One of the many factors contributing to this decline is the shrinking number of milkweed plants...

     

    Moving Forward with Farming - The Biggest Job On Earth

    Acting responsibly toward society and the environment is imperative in today’s world. Not only is it the right thing to do, it is a critical factor for long-term business success...

    Milkweed Refuges in Non-crop Areas

    Farms are full of non-crop areas that can be put to use to increase biodiversity. By planting milkweed and other nectar plants in non-crop areas of farms, farmers can support biodiversity...

    Seven Steps to Starting a Milkweed Stand

    Living acres research from BASF’s research farm in Holly Springs, North Carolina focused on best practices for establishing milkweed...

      Videos

      Three components to sustainability
      For grower Andrew Fansler, sustainability is a multifaceted idea, with each part playing a role in creating a better future.

      Building a Future with the Monarch Challenge 
      The monarch butterfly’s future is in jeopardy, in part due to a loss of milkweed, which is a critical food source for larva. Growers like the Grills are stepping up and taking the Monarch Challenge and planting milkweed to help rebuild butterfly habitat and improve biodiversity on their farm, ensuring they are being good stewards of their land for future generations.

      Living Acres
      Learn more about Living Acres and how BASF is working to help the monarch butterfly.

      BASF-Living-Acres-Biodiversity-Program
      Hear from members of the Living Acres leadership team at BASF about the foundations of the biodiversity program to help the iconic monarch butterfly.

      BASF Supports Biodiversity
      Why is the monarch butterfly important? Biodiversity in an ecosystem is crucial to maintaining the health and viability of crop production land. BASF is at the forefront of looking at how to increase plant diversity and biodiversity on farms.

      How To Plant Milkweed
      Learn more about how to plant milkweed to create a viable habitat for the monarch butterfly.

      Partner with Farmers
      Farmers can help increase the monarch butterfly populations. Already great stewards of the land, they are uniquely positioned to use the non-cropland areas of their farms for monarch butterfly habitat.

      On the Farm: The BASF Monarch Challenge
      BASF's Laura Vance talks to farmer Andy Herring about growing a monarch refuge on his operations in North Carolina, and why sustainably farming is important to him.

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