Partnering to conserve the monarch butterfly migration

Question and Answer

What are the current recommendations for minimizing pesticide drift onto monarch habitat?

The Natural Resources Conservation Service Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Guide recommends including a 125-foot pesticide free buffer adjacent to monarch or pollinator habitat to minimize impacts of drift. Using best practices when applying pesticides will further minimize the risk of drift. Drift distance will vary greatly depending on method of application and conditions during application.

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