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When it comes to saving the monarch butterfly, many people know that milkweed is essential to their diet and brood rearing.  However not just any source of milkweed will do.  You must plant milkweed native to your area.  The reason?  Planting non-native types of milkweed risks the monarchs health.  In many areas tropical milkweed will survive the winter allowing ophryocystis elektroschirra, a parasite that can be found on monarchs and milkweed to build to dangerous levels. 

Monarch populations have dropped by an estimated 80% since the mid 1990's.  Monarchs contribute to a healthy ecosystem as pollinators to our agriculture food sources and also as important food source to birds,and small animals.  


CRP, CSP and EQUIP Monarch mixes are custom mixed to meet your contract specifications.  Please email your NRCS contract to for the most accurate quote.   We will provide a sample seed tag for preapproval to ensure that the mix meets the requirements.  


The price listed is the average price per acre.

We offer several different mixes to meet your contract needs.


20 native flowering forb species, with at least 3 species in each bloom period.  No single forb species will be included at rates over 10% or less than .1 percent.  60% from the preferred forbs for pollinators list.  Annual/Biennial forbs will not exceed 10%.   Will include  1% Butterfly Milkweed and 2% Common Milkweed.  All seed used will meet the Missouri Seed Source Geography, and seed test dates will comply.  


*We also have a Diverse Monarch Mix that includes 41 species and meets seeding specifications.

Monarch Program

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