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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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New Episode from Naturally Florida: All About Owls
In our last episode, we discussed how rodenticides, also known as rat poisons, can have a negative impact on our birds of prey. In this episode, we discuss Florida’s owls and how to identify them by the calls they make


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This Thanksgiving, Thank a Farmer
This Thanksgiving Day, families and friends across the country will gather to show gratitude for our good fortune by sitting down together over a meal. Not just any meal, but a proper feast, with multiple courses, side dishes, appetizers and desserts


Naturally Florida Receives National Award
Naturally Florida has been publishing monthly podcast episodes about Florida and the wild things that live here for just over a year. Launching in June 2021, there are currently 18+ episodes available for public consumption


Rodent management options in and around the home
Want this information on-the-go? Check out this episode from the "Naturally Florida" podcast.  https://open


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    New Episode from Naturally Florida: “Rat Poisons and Wildlife: What’s the Big Deal?”
    Rodenticides are a specific type of pesticide used to control rats and mice, also known as rat poisons, but they can have impacts throughout the food chain if not used correctly. In this episode, we will explore the science behind rodenticides, the impact of rat poisons, and of course, best management practices when it comes to controlling


    Appalled by Galls
    By Rebekah Heppner, Pinellas County Master Gardener Volunteer I was very excited when my starry rosinweed (Silphium integrifolium) came back after looking dead all winter. Then it bloomed