Area crops at all stages of growth

This is the time farmers evaluate their crops to make changes in their marketing plan and to adjust management practices. So far, weather has been the big factor. Most of the wheat has been harvested. The recent weeks of warm...

What should we know about the beach?

Q: What should we know at the beach this summer? A: Experts say avoid: • Sunburn, of course. Always use sunscreen. It takes 15 minutes for ultraviolet rays to damage skin. Try to keep clothes dry because wet ones offer less UV...

Woodchucks are surprisingly wily critters

Briar, my little English cocker, launched herself from our porch in her usual ear-flapping attempt to fly, landed with her legs already pumping and dashed toward a brushy patch of trees. As soon as she entered, I heard a shrill whistle...

Cropland values, cash rents both fall

The Ohio State University’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics completes a survey each year to estimate current and future trends of cropland values and cash rents. The 2015-16 survey for western...

Recycling market tightens

Q: There are signs at Litter Landing that say it will no longer accept glass bottles. What are the alternatives? — Cari, Findlay. Q: Litter Landing does not accept incandescent light bulbs or akaline batteries. Where can they be...

Duck stamps help foot conservation bill

The 2016-2017 federal duck stamp is on sale. The stamps, which cost $25 and are required for hunting waterfowl, are valid through June 30, 2017. The stamp also provides free admission to national wildlife refuges open to the public....

Take precautions to avoid bedbugs

We are all interested in mosquitoes with the arrival of the Zika virus. However, there are other insect pests that we still need to be vigilant about in our area. Bedbugs continue to be a problem in Ohio. I cannot stress enough that...

475 miles of streets in Findlay

Q: How many miles of streets and alleys are there in Findlay? What do they repave each year? — Mark Donaldson, Findlay. A: The city has 475 lane-miles of road and 46 miles of improved alleys. The mileage repaved annually depends...
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