The Pollinator Impact
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REVOLUTIONIZE YOUR THINKING
Habitat loss is a major cause for pollinator decline; monarch butterflies, for example, use over 30 different species of milkweed to breed, of which, only 19 varieties are sold by seed distributors. Milkweed growth in the U.S. is affected by herbicide use on farms, urban development, and harsh weather conditions.
According to the National Geographic, in 2004, monarch populations migrating to Mexico reached 550 million butterflies, in 2013 the number dropped to 33 million. As part of our commitment to sustainable farming practices, Pastures for Pollinators will be donating the profits from this program towards sustainable pasture management research.
Promoting research and education about the benefits of regionally adapted plant varieties such as milkweed and clovers will help end the population decline of pollinators. By using regionally adapted varieties of plants, we can take advantage of pasturelands to promote pollinator habitats.
Pastures for Pollinators is the solution!
There are over 400 million acres of pasture in the United States, and by including a variety of flowering annual clovers in our nation’s pastures we can greatly enhance the Pollinator environment. Pastures for Pollinators is beneficial to livestock and will also benefit pollinators - one of our most under-appreciated resources.
Just imagine what 400 million acres would do for native and managed bee colonies and butterfly migration. Pastures for Pollinators can also be used for honey production offering bees a food source and habitat. Farmers receive all of the additional monetary and environmental benefits for their farm, while also supporting sustainable pasture management research. Sounds like a win-win-win. Order yours today!
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