Acorn mast survey has good news for nut eaters

Acorns are important food for more than 90 species of forest wildlife. The nuts are stored by squirrels and mice, and provide high-energy forage for turkeys and deer. Their abundance can help wildlife through tough winters and...

Late harvest can reduce yields

The weather has caused problems for many farmers. Days suitable for harvest were limited during October, and drying conditions to lower grain moistures have been lacking in many fields. It is not only an Ohio problem. Most of the...

Township in Pa. shares Findlay name

Q: I occasionally hear about a Findlay in Pennsylvania. Tell me about it. A: Findlay Township boasts that it is home to Pittsburgh International Airport and Dick’s Sporting Goods. It is 32.6 square miles, including part of the...

Wasting disease causing problems in Ohio, Pa. deer

Chronic wasting disease affects hoofed ruminant animals such as whitetail and mule deer, moose and elk. Its mention triggers serious concerns for wildlife professionals, owners of captive cervids and outdoor enthusiasts. Chronic...

Manure regulations affect livestock production

We are all concerned about the algae blooms in Lake Erie and with water quality. Farmers supported the passage of Senate Bill 150 to show that they take nutrient management seriously and will do their part to keep nutrients out of Lake...

What countries send most students to UF?

Q: What foreign countries have students at the University of Findlay? What’s their graduation rate? — Name withheld, Findlay. A: UF has 535 students from 41 other countries, about 13.5 percent of the fall student body. The...

Fall means it’s time for pumpkin picking and carving

All of us enjoy going to the pumpkin patch for the perfect carving pumpkin. I was hooked after my grandfather took me to his pumpkin patch in the “back 40.” The trip would start with a walk to the barn, where we would get...

Were we told Ebola wouldn’t get here?

Q: As Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said recently: Weren’t we told Ebola would never reach the United States? A: No. Ebola fears here rose as early as April 2 with a false report of a case in Canada. Stephan Monroe, spokesman for...
↑ Back to Top ↑