Boy dies after falling from tractor

A 10-year-old boy died June 7 after he fell off a farm tractor in central Michigan, police said. The incident was reported just after 6 a.m. in Fulton Township, the Gratiot County sheriff’s office said.


Man killed after fall from tractor in southwestern Missouri

A 69-year-old southwestern Missouri man has died in a tractor accident. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the accident happened in the afternoon June 6 along a farm road south of Aurora. The patrol said Burl Baum of Crane fell off the tractor and was run over when it rolled backward.


Tractor driver charged after 2-year-old rider falls, dies

A man who was driving a tractor when a 2-year-old boy fell off and died was charged in his death, the Oakland County sheriff said June 4. Anthony Davis, 33, had a blood-alcohol level May 29 that exceeded the 0.08 limit for drivers, the sheriff’s office said.





Ponds 101: Tips for managing aquatic weeds

The recipe for aquatic weeds is a mixture of warm water, sunlight and nutrients. In order to disrupt weeds, one of those ingredients must be disrupted. But first, it’s a good idea to remember that some weeds are good, said Jonathan Ferris, Purdue Extension educator in Wayne County, during a webinar.


How to stock your pond

If you want to focus on managing ponds on your property this year, the first step is to decide what your goal is.


Keep geese, muskrats away from ponds

When managing animals on your pond, it’s critical to know the laws and regulations that may protect those species. Once you understand the rules, there are several approaches to managing animals that you may consider a nuisance.