Big Oil, Chemical & Farm Machinery companies provide superb Monarch Butterfly Breeding Habitat
jshuey at TNC.ORG
Tue Aug 13 07:03:10 EDT 2002
So again looking at this photo what you see is beans just of out corn in the
prior year. This photo is at least in conservation tillage (actually this
field has really good residue cover - which is why we push conservation
tillage so hard). You can tell it just came out of corn, because, well you
see all the corn residue. The lack of residue compaction is a giveaway that
it is in its first growing season after corn (and the lack of soybean
residue on top). Corn residue is very persistent - and shows up in
conservation tillage fields for about 3 years post corn (the cobs hang on
for even longer) but fades from tan to gray as it weathers (this is all
still tan colored.
I see a single milkweed - not a carpet.
and plus remember, what I said in previous posts:
"And I can personally attest, that no milkweed survives the round-up
treatments inside one of these units for more than a single growing season.
1). It would help if you actually read my posts, and
2) Id like to see one of these field in the second year of Roundup ready
Like I said - our fields are always clean.
Director of Conservation Science
Indiana Office of The Nature Conservancy
From: Paul Cherubini [mailto:monarch at saber.net]
Sent: Monday, August 12, 2002 11:42 AM
To: jshuey at TNC.ORG
Cc: leps-l at lists.yale.edu; TILS-leps-talk at yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: Big Oil, Chemical & Farm Machinery companies provide superb
Monarch Butterfly Breeding Habitat
John Shuey wrote:
> So what you see is a very typical distortion from Paul.
> He takes one piece of information, builds on it, and then
> tries to defend the universe that he so loves.
John, in the case of soybeans, the Roundup Ready soybean
field where this picture
was taken contained a mixture of both seedling and
mature flowering milkweeds. See for yourself:
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