Scientists learning about Lake Erie dead zones

New research shows that Lake Erie’s dead zones are quite active, greatly affecting fish distributions, anglers catch rates and the effectiveness of fishing gear. Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey, the Illinois-Indiana...

Chamber-sponsored tour to visit Cooper Farms, Haviland Plastics

Agriculture is one of the primary industries in our area. Years ago, many of us had direct experience with a farm owned by our parents, grandparents, or other relatives. Today, however, many individuals have no connection with a farm....

Cigarette butts do get washed into river

Q: When cigarette butts in the street get washed into a storm drain in Findlay, do they go directly into the Blanchard River or are they caught by filters? — Andrew Reid, Findlay. A: Cigarettes and almost everything else in the...

Even in a field, many creatures can be found

I was recently on land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program. This included some mowing and light disc work. I proceeded slowly with the loader-bucket positioned low as a scare tactic. It was interesting to see the small animals...

A difficult year for grain farmers

Farmers are facing a challenging year. The excessive rain in June and July damaged many fields. Farmers needed five to seven days of good growing conditions to fully evaluate the extent of the damage. They did not have them until late...

Does Main really go north and south?

Q: What are the true directions of Main Street, Findlay? From the west side of South Main Street, the sun (around the summer solstice, June 21) seemed to set at an angle of 75 degrees from the northern direction of the street. This...

Bird hunter had strong connection to his shotgun

If you share my interest in bird hunting, you’ve had the pleasure of wandering aimlessly through the uplands looking for a dog. Sometimes, you find them resting beside your vehicle, sometimes straggling behind with some kind of...

Research farm hosts Field Crops Day

In late July and early August, farmers attend company and university field days to see how new products, new technologies, and practices affect a growing crop. It is an opportunity for farmers to visit with experts and researchers, as...
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