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Category: Agriculture

Sea Grant Seafood Cooking Series Kicks Off!

This Wednesday evening, UF/IFAS Extension Florida Sea Grant launches the “Seafood at Your Fingertips: LIVE” cooking series. Libby Carnahan, Pinellas County Agent, is bringing you some fresh ideas for an old favorite- the can of Tuna! Libby will… Read More

Helping Buyers and Sellers Connect During COVID-19 Disruptions to Florida Food Markets

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically. Some farmers markets have closed. Sales through grocery stores spiked upward initially, but recent limits on… Read More

Tampa Bay COVID-19 Update: Helpful Information and Resources

The following is reprinted from the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council. They are updating this page daily. Taking into consideration reported cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) infections in Florida, the Tampa Bay EDC is providing resources to our partners,… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More

Chester Ochs 4-H Center to Open Community Garden in Fall

Collage of Photos in the Ochs Garden

The Chester Ochs 4-H Educational Center will open it’s first inter-generational garden in Fall of 2019.  The Ochs Community Garden will be open to any Pinellas County Resident interested in gardening. 

Where Have All The Flowers Gone?

Florida – The Land of Flowers Ponce de Leon named Florida in 1512. “La Florida,” he called this land, Spanish for flowery, covered with flowers, or abounding in flowers. Yet our landscapes of today are mostly green masses… Read More

Fact Sheets

Africanized Bee Awareness Air_Potato_Vine_Infestation_Site-_Beetle_Request_Form Alternative pesticides Assassin (wheel) bug BagWorms bird gardens chayote citrus care citrus greening citrus insect and fertilizer2 Common Landscape Mistakes2 Controlling crabgrass in Turfgrass Controlling Weeds in Turfgrass deadly palm diseases ground covers for… Read More

Bugs in the March Garden

Eastern Lubber Grasshoppers are hatching early this year. You may notice them coming out of the ground in mass. At this growth stage they are black with a yellow or orange stripe down their back. They will eat… Read More