Agriculture & Natural Resources
What is a UGA Extension Agriculture Agent?
An agent extends lifelong learning to the people of Georgia through unbiased research-based education in agriculture, the environment and communities.
They also help Georgians become healthier, more productive, financially independent and environmentally responsible by staying in touch with issues relevant to people in local communities.
Soil Testing for Home Lawns, Gardens and Crop Lands
Ensure your soil is productive! Get a soil test to determine the amont and kind of nutrients that should be added for the best growth of lawn, garden and other crops. There is a $6 analysis fee per sample plus postage. The cost of postage depends on the number of samples that are shipped together.
Well Water Testing
Water from wells in Georgia is generally safe for consumption without treatment. Some waters, however, may contain disease-causing organisms that make them unsafe to drink. Well waters may also contain large amounts of minerals, making them too "hard" for uses such as laundering, bathing or cooking. Some contaminants may cause human health hazards and others can stain clothing and fixtures, cause objectionable tastes and odors, or corrode pipes and other system compononents.
There are charges for water testing which include postage. Contact your local county Extension office for more information on test that are available.
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Information on Disaster Assistance Programs Information on Disaster Assistance Programs Adam N. Rabinowitz Assistant Professor and Extension Economist Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Georgia Hurricane Michael ripped through the heart of Georgia agriculture, devastating the southwest region and destroying a significant amount of our farmers’ hard work. While government programs can...
What is available to cover my marketing losses from trade tariffs? Market Facilitation Program: What is available to cover my marketing losses from trade tariffs? Yangxuan Liu Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics University of Georgia U.S. Department of Agriculture releases details about the spending plans for $12 billion in trade aid package for farmers. The main component of the aid...
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.