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.
Cotton Planting – Optimal Conditions Many growers are planting peanuts and some have started planted cotton. The weather has heated up and we have gotten very dry. With these conditions it is important to keep in mind the physiology of cotton.
2018 Update of the Row Crops Costs and Returns Estimates (i.e. crop comparison tool). 2018 Estimated Relative Row Crop Costs & Net Returns 042018 The expected season average prices for the crops have changed from January (some up and some down). Fertilizer and fuel prices have increased. Note also that these are price and cost estimates based on the row crop enterprise...
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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.