UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Testing Services

It's that time of year again to get your gardens ready to plant. Make sure you fertilize only for what your soil needs. Bring a sample of your soil by our office for testing. We will send it to the UGA lab for testing. Usually we receive the results back within ten days.

  • Soil Test (basic test) $6.00 plus postage paid by client.
  • Water Test (basic test) $20.00 plus postage paid by client.
  • More extensive testing available. Call for pricing.
  • Samples must be packaged correctly to avoid contamination.

For more information, contact the Talbot County Extension office at (706) 665-3230 or email solomob@fvsu.edu


  Bobby Solomon, FVSU ANR Agent

Bobby Solomon is the Agriculture and Natural Resource Agent in the UGA Extension Talbot County office in Talbotton.  

Mr. Solomon has twenty seven years experience working in agriculture and natural resources.  He worked for the Department of Agriculture for seventeen years as a County Executive Director administrating farm programs and managing office staff.  He was raised on a large row crop and livestock operation in Sylvania, Ga., in Screven County where they grew corn, cotton, soybeans, peanuts, forages, vegetables and watermelons.  

If you have any questions regarding agriculture and natural resources, please contact him at (706) 665-3230, solomob@fvsu.edu or come by the office at 401 S. Washington Ave., Talbotton, GA.


Vegetable Gardening in Georgia

There is nothing quite like a home garden to supply you and your family with a variety of nutritious vegetables that can be enjoyed fresh or preserved for
later use. When space is limited, a plentiful supply of crops such as tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and okra can be grown with a few properly cared-for plants. Please click on the below link for the vegetable gardening calender.


Georgia Forages

The Georgia Forages website is your window to information on a wide variety of forage management issues. This information is extended to you by scientists from the University of Georgia, who continue to research all aspects of forage and livestock management. The recommendations found in this website are based on peer-reviewed research conducted in Georgia and throughout the world. We hope you will find this website provides accurate and up-to-date information about all forage management issues facing producers in Georgia and the Southeast. Please check this website regularly for updates, dates for upcoming events, and “Hot Topics.” For a quick glance at Georgia's Forage industries, check out the booklet entitled Georgia Forages: Quick facts about forages and grasslands in Georgia.

For more information on forages, visit the Forages website.

Avian Influenza

As you know Avian Influenza is a critical issue in the poultry industry and could have tremendous financial implications to the poultry industry in Georgia and across the nation. The publication Avian Influenza has more information.

Georgia Commercial and Private Pesticide Licenses

Interested in getting a pesticide license? You may now take the Georgia Private Pesticide Applicator Exam on line.

Visit the Georgia Commercial Pesticide Applicator's Testing Information website for commercial exam information and registration.

Georgia Meat and Dairy Goat Production