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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Staff Listing

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
Feb 11 - Feb 23 Journeymen Farmer Certificate Program Carrollton, GA - (53.0 miles) UGA Extension in Carroll and Paulding Counties are hosting the Journeymen Farmer program that provides a comprehensive training for beginning farmers. The program requires a three-step training and focuses on production of small ruminants. The first two steps will take place over the course of three days. The third step will take place over the spring/summer. The program will be $75 per person. Registration deadline is February 4. To register for this program or for more information, please call the Carroll County Extension office at 770-836-8546.
Feb 19 Raised Bed Gardening Fayetteville, GA - (18.0 miles) Come hear Bob Westerfield discuss helpful tips and techniques used in the intensive gardening environments of raised bed gardens. Companion planting, microclimates, plant varieties and making the most of your space will be discussed. To register please call our office at 770-305-5412 or email us at uge2113@uga.edu.
Feb 19 Spring Vegetable Gardening Jeffersonville, GA - (69.0 miles) Planting asparagus, greens, broccoli and more for a spring harvest.
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