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Wheat fields require nitrogen

Algae blooms in Lake Erie and the drinking water concerns in Toledo have many looking for a quick fix. Phosphorus and nitrogen entering the lake is one component of a complex issue. Raising food requires these nutrients to be added to...

Why are arrows painted on the roads?

Q: There are V-shaped arrows on the roads in Henry County. They seem to be random, point in all directions, and only in our county. What are they? — D.J. Parker, Deshler. A: The painted white arrows, more like wide Vs, point to...

Seeing robins and thinking spring? Think again

I’ve seen groups of robins feeding on frozen berries on the east side of Findlay. Had I spotted the first of this year’s returning migrants? Aren’t robins our best indicator that spring is near? A little research...

Corn specialist answers questions

Farmers, like the rest of us, have to deal with data overload. Farmers have had many questions with the rapid improvements and changes in corn hybrids and production practices. Recently, Peter Thomison, Ohio State University Extension...

How many local men died at Gettysburg?

Q: How many of our men were killed in the Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg? — Anonymous, Findlay. A: Hancock County lost 473 soldiers during the Civil War, including six with the 82nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry at Gettysburg....

Oh deer! What can the matter be?

Ohio’s deer herd continues to be a hot topic for hunters, landowners and motorists. While some feel the whitetail numbers are declining too dramatically, others believe that the state’s population needs further trimming....

1st president was successful farmer

Speaking of Presidents Day yesterday and George Washington’s birthday coming Sunday, one could say Washington has much in common with successful farmers of today. He had land and capital, kept detailed records, promoted...

Why don’t plants grow in the city reservoirs?

Q: Why don’t plants grow in Findlay’s reservoirs? — Paul Moyer, Findlay. A: The inside of the reservoirs were dug at steep angles to store more water and to discourage vegetation. If the banks resembled those of...
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