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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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Integrated Vegetation Management Field Day
Integrated Vegetation Management Field Day By Jp Gellermann, UF/IFAS Extension Director Pinellas County Roughly three years ago, there was an idea to bring together vegetation management professionals from around the county to share and learn about new approaches, machines, and ideas surrounding vegetation management. It was sort of a crazy idea that had not been done before


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Become A Water Steward Today!
Working With Water, Working With People To make a difference concerning the issues surrounding water quality and quantity in our communities, we must understand the various ways in which we interact with water. As Floridians, we are connected to our oceans and bays by our faucets and laundries, to our neighborhood ponds and lakes by our yards and streets, and to our regional and statewide neighbors by our


‘Near Normal’ Hurricane Season Means Take All Precautions
The 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1. Are you ready? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting a "near normal" Atlantic Hurricane Season this year


New Episode from Naturally Florida – “Three Common Snakes in Residential Areas”
On today’s episode, you’ll learn about three non-venomous snake species common to residential areas in Florida. Slithering into a neighborhood near you, these common snakes are found all over Florida


2023 Community Water Wise Awards
By: Doris Heitzmann, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program Manager.   Is your yard a winner? Enter your landscape today to find out


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    New Episode from Naturally Florida – “When You Think of Pines, I hope You Think of Pinecones”
    We have all probably interacted with pinecones in some way, whether we collected them to start a bon fire, rolled them in peanut butter to create a bird feeder, or avoided them during pollen season. Pine trees produce pinecones, a unique seed with a fascinating science and ecological importance for Florida’s ecosystems


    April is Water Conservation Month
    By Doris Heitzmann, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) Program Manager As we are headed towards the dry season, with April being one of our driest months, we are reminded that some easy steps before and during the dry season can keep your landscape healthy. Remember, more than half of all residential water is