UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Clinch County is home to a host of agricultural commodities including blueberry, timber, honeybees, and row crop production. Our Agriculture and Natural Resources programs provide research-based information, educational programming and resources to homeowners and commercial clientele in the areas of landscape maintenance, pest control, wildlife control, vegetable and fruit production, annuals, perennials, gold medal winners, trees, shrubs, turf-grass and alternative agriculture production. We also connect the citizens of Clinch County with certified arborist in the county.

 


Own a commercial farm?

We are the source of unbiased, research-based information for commercial farmers. We would be love to come out and take a look at your operation! We can help with topics like:

  • Developing a budget and forecasting prices
  • Choosing the right varieties to plant
  • Stopping the insects and diseases destroying your crops

You'll find on this page our most frequently requested publications. Call us if you want to know more!


Testing Services

Testing & Diagnostic Services are offered by the Agricultural & Environmental Services Laboratories. 

  • Soil testing can be done to help you develop and maintain a more productive soil by providing information on nutrient levels and soil pH. The basic soil test, our most popular test checks for pH/Lime Requirement, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, and Manganese. We offer a myriad of soil tests. For additional soil testing options, contact our office.

          For information on how to obtain a proper soil sample, please click here.

  • Water samples can also be tested for a variety of purposes. The basic water test checks for pH, water hardness, and the presence of 16 minerals.

          For more information on water testing, download the water testing leaflet.

  • Plant samples often need to be screened for insect damage, the presence of disease, or general identification. Basic plant diagnosis is an in-office service we offer free of charge. We will meet with you, look over your sample, and offer a recommendation for control or improvement.

          You can view the Plant Analysis Handbook here.

The Interactive Fee Schedule can be found here.


Extension Publications
Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016) Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987) This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
Conversion Tables, Formulas and Suggested Guidelines for Horticultural Use (B 931) Pesticide and fertilizer recommendations are often made on a pounds per acre and tons per acre basis. While these may be applicable to field production of many crops, orchardists, nurserymen and greenhouse operators often must convert these recommendations to smaller areas, such as row feet, square feet, or even per tree or per pot. Thus pints, cups, ounces, tablespoons and teaspoons are the common units of measure. The conversion is frequently complicated by metric units of measure. This publication is designed to aid growers in making these calculations and conversions, and also provides other data useful in the management, planning and operation of horticultural enterprises.
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