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
Mar 23 SE District Project Achievement for 4th-6th Grades SE District Project Achievement for 4th-6th Grades Alma, GA
Mar 23 SE District Project Achievement for 4th-6th Grades in Emanuel County SE District Project Achievement for 4th-6th Grades Swainsboro, GA - (70.0 Miles)
Apr 11 Area Poultry Judging Contest-Tift Co. Area Poultry Judging Contest-Tift Co. Tifton, GA - (58.0 Miles)
Apr 12 Area Poultry Judging Contest-Toombs Co. Area Poultry Judging Contest-Toombs Co. Lyons, GA - (43.0 Miles)
Apr 13 - Apr 14 Southeast Junior Spring Conference for 6th-8th graders Southeast Junior Spring Conference for 6th-8th graders Jekyll Island, GA - (70.0 Miles)
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.
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.