UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Whether you'd like to increase your crop yield, grow a healthier vegetable garden, or test the quality of your drinking water your County Extension Office can help. Soil testing and water testing kits can be obtained from our office and sent labs in Athens. Results are emailed back to the homeowner or farmer in 7-10 business days. Got questions about your results? Wade Hutcheson, Spalding County ANR Agent, will be happy to help. 


Extension Publications
  • 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.
  • Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943) The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
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County agents are the face of all the programming and services we offer. From giving expert advice to leading meetings and classes, these public service faculty members assess needs and tailor information to their local communities.


Upcoming Events
Aug 15 Jonesboro Farmers Market Jonesboro, GA - (16.0 miles) The Jonesboro Farmers Market is attracting more vendors and urban farmers to the market this year. There is no charge for farmers/vendors to participate at the market, which makes the market unique. The market's vendors include urban farmers with a variety of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, cottage food vendors with an array of homemade products and a handful of vendors selling house plants and vegetable seedlings to start your backyard garden. UGA Clayton County Master Gardener Extension volunteers are at every market day sharing Extension gardening information. The market will also continue its live food preparation/nutrition demonstrations on occasional market days.
Aug 16 Monroe County Cattlemen's Association Meeting Forsyth, GA - (27.0 miles) Please join the Monroe County Cattlemen for the August meeting on August 16, 2018. MCCA will be hosting a program on Bull Selection with featured speaker David Daniel, Greene Co. Extension Agent.
Aug 17 Cooking With A Farmer Jeffersonville, GA - (69.0 miles) Enjoy a farm fresh dinner featuring a roasted pig raised on Twiggs County's own Jail Creek Farms along with other various side items all for only $5. You will also get to learn about the local agriculture in Twiggs County.
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