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Rooted Discussions - The Milkweed Contamination Conundrum

October 21, 2022

Welcome to Rooted Discussions, our roundtable conversations featuring top minds in the field of the topic at hand. On this episode, hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick are joined Aimee Code (Pesticide Program Director) and Sharon Selvaggio (Pesticide Program Specialist
Parks, Nurseries & Natural Areas Lead) of the Xerces Society. Conversations include a recently published study about milkweed plants purchased from retail nurseries across the country and the pesticides found in these plants, how these pesticides may affect Monarchs, what this study means, and how to conduct purchasing native plants. Music by Andorra. 

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