UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

About Bacon County Ag

Bacon County’s major agricultural product is blueberries. Currently Bacon County has 8,000+ acres with a farm gate value over $79,000,000.  We also have a blueberry research farm in conjunction with the University of Georgia Extension which is the premier research site in Georgia.  In addition to blueberries, Bacon Co. produces cotton, peanuts, hay, corn and soybeans.

Bacon Co. Extension provides the following services:

- Purchase or renew GATE card

- Apply for or renew pesticide license

- Soil, water and plant tissue samples

- Farm and home site visits

- Technical advice for row crops, vegetables, lawns, ornamental plants and timber

- Enterprise budgets



Cotton Presentations

Cotton Weed Control 2017


Bacon Co. Ag Update
Blueberry leaf Wind burn damage Posted by Will Lovett on Apr 20, 2018 We have seen some leaf damage from windburn the last several days in Bacon and surrounding counties. Injury can be mistaken for insect injury, disease, drought or chemical injury. This blog post from ncblueberryjournal does a good job describing it.
Presentation from Cattle Horn Fly Control Meeting Posted by Will Lovett on Apr 20, 2018 Here is a link to my Horn fly control presentation from the Extension/Young Farmer Meeting on April 12, 2018   Bacon Horn fly control in Pastured Beef 2018
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ANR Agent
Renee Holland Allen Agriculture & Natural Resources Area Extension Agent - Commercial Blueberry 912-632-5601
Shane Curry Administration County Extension Agent 912-367-8130
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Extension Publications
  • Drip Irrigation Checklist: Start-Up (C 1093) This publication reviews the critical items to address when starting a drip irrigation system that has been idle. This is important information for specialty crop producers and homeowners that have drip irrigation systems servicing fruit, nut, and vegetable crops.
  • Drip Irrigation Checklist: Winterization (C 1094) This publication addresses winterization of a drip irrigation system. The circular includes information about winterization timing, components of a drip system, precautions to take when servicing a drip system, and a quick reference run-down to the winterization process.
  • Home Fruit Orchard Pruning Techniques (C 1087) This circular is a compilation of pruning techniques for apple, pear, peach, blackberry, blueberry, grapes, and pomegranate. Included are tools for pruning, definitions and descriptions of terms used in pruning, and diagrams illustrating best pruning practices. This work has important and relevant information about pruning and plant care for the home orchardist.
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Below are some of UGA Extension's most broadly useful resources for those involved in agriculture on the farm, in schools, and around the home.

Production Agriculture:
Statewide Variety Testing Which varieties should you plant? The variety testing team does the work and research for farmers.
UGA Weather Network Reliable weather information for agricultural and environmental applications, including soil temperature, rainfall, wind speed, and more.
Pesticide Safety Education Everything you need to achieve certification and maintain the knowledge to safely and effectively make use of restricted-use and all other types of pesticides.
Sustainable Agriculture A collection of resources for those interested in production and marketing practices that are profitable, environmentally sound, and that improve the quality of life for farmers, farm workers, and the community.
Ag Budgets and Economics Resources for production economics, farm management, marketing, situation and outlook, risk management, financial management, farm policy, labor, and taxation.
Farmgate Value Report Annual county-level reports documenting the value of all food and fiber commodities grown in the state.
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Home & Garden:
Soil Testing Ensure that your soil is productive! Get your soil tested to determine the amount and kind of nutrients that should be added for the best growth.
Pest Management Recommendations for pest control around homes, on pets, in the home garden, and more.
Household Water Quality Water quality has an immediate and a prolonged effect on the health of your household. This publication series contains basic information about home water quality and treatment.
Home Garden Publication Series Topics include garden planning, soil preparation, weed control, pollination, disease and insect control, harvesting, and preserving.
Georgia Green Industry Professional Development The UGA Center for Urban Agriculture offers professional training and certifications for the Georgia Certified Landscape Professional, Georgia Certified Plant Professional exam and Super Crew employee training series.
Community and School Gardens This Community and School Gardens blog is designed to help community and school gardeners succeed by connecting them to UGA Extension and other research-based resources.
Lesson Plans and Teacher Resources Whether you'd like to help protect the environment, teach your students how to avoid chronic diseases with healthy food and physical activity, or train food handlers in your cafeteria, University of Georgia Extension can help.