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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Field Notes appreciates some readers’ astute input

By JIM ABRAMS There are times that Field Notes' readers contact me with questions, comments or just to say they enjoy reading the...

Extreme heat can be dangerous

By Ed Lentz Farm and city dwellers both enjoy working and being outdoors. However as we move into the middle of summer we need to...

Ruffed grouse going the way of the dodo

By JIM ABRAMS It's tough to hear about a good friend who's fallen upon hard times, let alone the possibility of their passing....

Beef producers face forage shortage

By Ed Lentz Beef producers have faced an unusual situation this year in feeding their animals -- a shortage of forage. Cattle are ruminants, thus, their...

Letting it fly: Fishing and other state festivals

By JIM ABRAMS While returning home from a late spring trout fishing trip last year, I passed through the little town of Kingsley,...

Selecting a steak for the grill

By Ed Lentz Weather has been a major problem for all areas of agriculture. For the beef industry, it has been a shortage of forages caused...

Ohio’s new outdoor leaders make the grade

By JIM ABRAMS My work with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources spanned from 1973 through 2010 and three divisions. From that first...

It’s time to battle bagworms

By Ed Lentz The continuous rain this spring may cause us to forget that insects are still active. Often these insects may be controlled if insecticides...

Spring rainfall impacts local wildlife

By JIM ABRAMS While driving anywhere across Ohio, it's easy to see how the rain has affected the planting season. Most farmers have...

Poison hemlock thrives this year

By Ed Lentz Weather has prevented many crops from being planted, but it has not affected weed emergence and early growth. A weed that is thriving...
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