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UF/IFAS Extension
Pinellas County

UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County is the local branch of a nationwide network of land grant universities providing non-biased, research-based information to America's citizens. In our state, Extension's land grant link is the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences(IFAS).

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12520 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33774


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NEW Nature Podcast
Have you ever wanted a podcast to help you learn about natural resources right here in Florida? A podcast that isn’t just about birds or just about Florida’s hiking trails, but about it all!? Look no further than Naturally Florida, a new podcast recently launched by yours truly and my colleague, Shannon Carnevale in Polk.


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2021 Community Water Wise Awards
Is your yard a winner? Enter your landscape today to find out. The Community Water Wise Awards Program is sponsored by Tampa Bay Water and was created to recognize individuals and businesses committed to conserving water resources and protecting the environment by implementing the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ principles


Tropical Fruit–Lychee
Tropical Fruit at a Glance--Lychee by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Lychee Botanical name: Litchi chinensis Family: Sapindaceae Good varieties: Mauritius, Brewster, Sweetheart, Emperor About the fruit: The lychee is colored bright red and has sweet, textured pulp surrounding a


Stay Connected During Hurricane Season
Hurricane season is here and it’s important to keep you and your family informed before, during, and after a storm. First and foremost, make sure you and your family have a disaster plan before the next storm threatens


It’s not so much the heat…
The heat is a very real challenge for Florida gardeners. But it’s not just the heat that we’re up against


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    Lichens All Around
    You’ve heard of lichen, right? You know what it is, right? It’s a fungus that grows on trees? It is slimy algae? It kills plants? You need to pay someone to remove it?  Well, not exactly.  Lichen is (or lichen ARE) complex organisms—not plant or animal or fungus


    Gardening with Excel-lence
    Jay Gould, Master Gardener Volunteer Trainee Previously the many benefits of maintaining your garden journal in Word were described. Using the outlining and table of contents functions your record keeping, information retrieval, and gardening experiences were enhanced