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
Pasture and Hayfield Weed Control Meeting Posted by Will Lovett on Mar 19, 2018 Meeting on Pasture and Hayfield Weed Control. March 27, 2018.
Cotton Production Update- Reminder Posted by Will Lovett on Mar 5, 2018 Reminder The Cotton Production Update will be Thursday, March 8,2018. Time: Noon Location: 302 Dixon Road Surrencey, Ga   Its just past the intersection of hwy 203 and hwy 15 so not far from Alma.  I can forward you a location pin if needed. Call me or the office if...
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ANR Agent
William Lovett Agriculture & Natural Resources ANR Agent - County Coordinator 912-632-5601
Upcoming Ag Events
  • Mar 20 2018 Southeast Georgia Master Cattleman Program Eight week cattle management course beginning January 30 - March 20, 2018 covering multiple topics including: Nutrition, Improving Reproduction, Forage, Beef Industry Economics, External Parasites, Farm Facilities & Fencing Methods, Beef Quality Assurance, Understanding the Beef We Produce, Heard Health , Diseases and Biosecurity Concerns, Sire & Female Selection, Georgia Cattleman's Update, Record Keeping and UGA Programs. Participants must attend six of the eight sessions to receive a certificate of completion and UGA Master Cattleman Cap. Alamo, GA - (44.0 Miles)
  • Mar 22 - Mar 23 Step Up and Lead @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens Step Up and Lead is a youth leadership conference designed and facilitated by youth development professionals for 4th-8th grade students, featuring exciting, interactive workshops that promote leadership, public speaking, teamwork, and collaboration! Schools are encouraged to register and bring student government members, club officers, or other emerging youth leaders. Savannah, GA - (78.0 Miles)
  • Mar 22 Southeast Area Landscape Training This training is designed for landscape professionals. Topics to be covered include turf disease management, turf insect management, proper pruning, flowers for pollinators, and turf weed control. Commercial and private pesticide credits will be available. Registration is available at Waycross, GA - (26.0 Miles)
  • Mar 24 - Mar 25 Cloverleaf District Project Achievement (4th - 6th Grade) Cloverleaf District Project Achievement (4th - 6th Grade) Alma, GA
  • Mar 24 - Mar 25 Cloverleaf District Project Achievement (4th - 6th Grade) Cloverleaf District Project Achievement (4th - 6th Grade) Swainsboro, GA - (70.0 Miles)
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Extension Publications
  • Drip Irrigation Check List: 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 Check List: 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.