Agriculture & Natural Resources
Private Pesticide Applicators License
Click on the each link in the order listed below for help in obtaining your Private Pesticide License. Each step is important, if you have any questions please call or come by the Rabun County Extension Office.
Vimeo Video Instruction Video for Private Applicators. Please view this short video before proceeding, it is required in order to complete the next step.
Private Pesticide Applicator Certification Site
Affidavit This form must be signed and notarized before submitting to the Extension Office.
•Vegetable Gardening Calendar
•Vegetable Gardening in Georgia
Soil Testing the Easy Way
Soil samples (commercial & homeowner) are priced at $10.00 per sample.
To collect a sample, take at least 15 to 20 cores or thin slices at random over the field or area. In general, 15 acres should be the maximum size area represented by a single composite sample. Collect the sample in a clean plastic bucket or other non-metal container and thoroughly mix the soil, remove rocks, twigs, roots, etc. then place the soil in a sealable plastic bag or other clean container. Testing may take up to 10 days. You have the option of receiving your results either by mail, e-mail or fax.
Basic Water Sample $28.00
Collect the first draw water sample, after a minimum of 6 to 12 hour period during which time there was no water usage prior to the sampling. Either early morning or evening upon returning home are the best sampling times to ensure that the necessary stagnant water conditions exist. A kitchen or bathroom cold-water faucet is to be used for sampling.
•Georgia Bee Letter
•Horse Related Newsletters
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.
Christmas Trees link UGA Extension offers safety tips on Christmas tree management.
Golden Berry link Berries come in yellow, too, thanks to native hollies like possumhaw and winterberry.
UGA Ag Forecast link UGA economists to tackle commodity prices, rural development and agriculture policy during 2018 Ag Forecast.