The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is requiring the makers of dicamba, a controversial weed killer, to revise its label directions. Specifically, use restrictions are being added to minimize the risk of drift onto neighboring crops. Read the story.
Do the “12 Days of Christmas” birds live in Ohio? Here’s the deal on calling birds (scroll down).
Check out these festive, jolly hollies that will grow in your own backyard (come springtime). Two are native to Ohio. Also at that link: A place in northeast Ohio where you can see them all. (Photo: Winterberry, Mitch Moser, CFAES.)
Can you raise French hens in Ohio? Can you buy them here? The answers are partly Cuckoo (scroll down to the “3rd day” heading). (Photo: iStock.)
Peru is a fair haul from northeast Ohio. CFAES’s Shauna Brummet (pictured) will take you there — by camelid — at the next Wooster Science Café.
Brummet, director of CFAES’s BioHio Research Park by day, an alpaca breeder after hours, will present “A Peruvian Adventure: Alpacas and Their Quechua Shepherds” at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Dec. 7, in Spoon Market and Deli, 144 W. Liberty St. in downtown Wooster. Admission is free and open to the public.
The ongoing Wooster Science Café series, aimed at spurring discussion and insight on science topics, is being sponsored by the College of Wooster and CFAES.
Do turtle-doves live in Ohio? No. But a super-close cousin of theirs does. It’s actually not from around here originally. But it seems to be putting down roots. Read more under the “2nd day” heading (scroll down). (Photo: iStock.)
Decorating your home for the holidays? CFAES forestry expert Kathy Smith says a cut Christmas tree’s best friend is water.
Next week, the Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) will explore a similar theme. With food. Discussion. But probably no flaming stemware.