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Gardeners must take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses


August 4, 2017

STILLWATER, Okla. – It takes standing outside only a short time to get the full effect of the summer season. While many gardeners enjoy their time in the garden, extreme temperatures can lead to heat-related illnesses.

Although heat-related emergencies are fairly common, they can be avoided, said David Hillock, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension consumer horticulturist.

“Even though there may be weeding, harvesting or watering to be done, during the hottest part of the day it’s a better idea to find a good garden magazine and enjoy the coolness of your air conditioning,...

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