UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Testing Services





Organic Matter



CAST (Calcium Soil Test - Peanut Pegging Zone)



Potting Mix, Greenhouse, Nursery Media Test



Basic Water Test



GA Certification for Drinking Water Providers



Total Coliform/E. Coli – Testing Kits are available at Extension office.



Home Loan Closings


Other Testing Services:

Feed & Forage Analyses
Animal Wastes Analyses
Plant Tissue
Biosolids, Sludge and Non-Animal Wastes

Soil sample bags and water sampling bottles can be picked up at the Extension office during regular business hours. Please contact the Extension office at (706) 554-2119 if you have questions on other testing services.



Peanut Harvest Clinic Schedule

Monday - Dixon Peanut - 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday - Mike & Randy Chandler's Shop - 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday - Burke Co. Office Park - 8:30 a.m.

Thursday - Chris Mallard's Shop - 8:30 a.m. 


Burke/Jenkins Ag Blog
MYA Prices and Calculating Payments with the Seed Cotton PLC Posted by Jason Mallard on Feb 15, 2018 Attached is information about the new seed cotton PLC program.  The attached piece goes into more detail about how the MYA price is calculated and how PLC payment is calculated.  If we can assist you further please let us know.         
2018 Winter Meetings Posted by Jason Mallard on Feb 12, 2018 The link below is information on the 2018 Winter Enlist meetings.  Topics which will be covered are the latest PhytoGen varieties for 2018, new Enlist herbicide offerings in 2018 and what growers can expect in the coming season related to the newest cotton technologies.  There are several dates and locations. ...
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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.

Georgia Private Pesticide Applicator Exam

The Georgia Private Pesticide Applicator Exam may be completed online by going to
Before you take the exam, please ensure that you have access to a working printer. You will be required to print a certificate of completion and take to your local County Extension office with the appropriate identification as required by the Department of Agriculture.

We will assist you in your application submission.

Online Exam Instructions:

  1. Go to
  2. Select "Create New Account"
  3. Complete registration form.
  4. Verify account by selecting the link provided in the email sent to your account.
  5. Enter in "PPE2014" without the quotes when asked for an enrollment key.
  6. Review the 12 videos and take the three mini quizzes before taking the final test. The final test will not be available until you have taken all three quizzes.
  7. Successfully complete the final test then a certificate of completion will be available via a link at the bottom of the page.
  8. Print your certificate and take required identification to you County Extension office.