Huron Leaves Milkweed Question In Province’s HandsApril 17, 2014 8:46am
Huron County’s Weed Inspector says a decision on a request to have Milkweed removed from the noxious week list rests with the province.
It was put on the list because of it’s toxicity to livestock.
But Weed Inspector Mike Alcock says that was exxagerated.
He says livestock don’t like the tase of the weed.
Now people who want to protect Monarch butterflies want the weed taken off the list.
Monarch larvae need Milkweed plants to survive.
Huron Council council received the report but didn’t make any recommendations.
Alcock says there have been several requests recently to have the weed removed from the list
Alcock says even if Milkweed is taken off the list some of it will still be destroyed