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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Largo, FL 33774


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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


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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


Beneficial Garden Bugs: The Good Flies
Not all bugs are alike.  Some bugs in Florida are garden pests, because they can do a lot of damage to plants, especially during the growing season


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


Landscaping Tips for Drought
You probably have observed over the last weeks that even the most drought resistant of plants are beginning to wilt and not looking at their best. In West Central Florida and other regions in the State the dry season is upon us and landscapes begin to show the lack of rainfall


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    From the Desk of the Director
    Green Society: Making the Future Jp Gellermann Last weekend I was fortunate enough to participate in a panel discussion about the future of our community. The panel was a part of an art show titled Expanding Waters, hosted by Creative Pinellas


    The Light at The End of The Storm Drain
    We learned all about stormwater in my last blog. I ended that blog with a little cliff hanger saying I would talk about how we can do our part to keep stormwater free from pollutants and reduce the amount of stormwater we create in this blog