UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Mark Frye: UGA Extension Wayne County Agriculture Agent


Mark's AG Chatter

 Every week Mark Frye ANR Agent provides timely articles that local community members can read and use to take a proactive stance on local landscape and gardening issues within our area.  Most articles cover Horticulture, Forestry, Lawn & Garden care and seasonal impacts on lawn and landscapes.                       


Chinch Bugs 7/11/18          Late Planted Vegetables 7/18/18        Web Worms 7/25/18          Late Season Mole Crickets 8/01/18

                                                    Summer Fish Pond Management 8/08/18






Commodity Links                                                                                                    


Commercial Fruits & Nuts

Commercial Pecan Production

Commercial Vegetables

Farm Gate Values 2015

UGA Weather Network               Crop Disease Forecast        




        Wayne County Cotton Variety Trials Results





Georgia Department of Agriculture Information:                                     

GA Dept of AG

Commercial/Private Pesticide License Applicator Hours

Private Pesticide Information

Private Pesticide Testing Instructions

Georgia Commercial Pesticide Exam Information                Online Training Hours


GATE Card Form and Information


Georgia Animal Industry and Protection Division

Georgia Seed Licensing Information


Related Links:

Ga Farm Bureau

USDA Farm Service Agency

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Georgia Forestry Commission

Well Permit Information



Home Lawn and Garden Links



       Georgia Honey Bee Letter:



UGA Agricultural & Environmental Services Laboratory

Soil Test (Standard) $6.00 per sample

Water Analysis Test (Standard) $20.00 per sample + shipping

Plant Analysis Test (Standard) $25.00 per sample + shipping


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.

Production Agriculture:
Statewide Variety Testing Which varieties should you plant? The variety testing team does the work and research for farmers.
UGA Weather Network Reliable weather information for agricultural and environmental applications, including soil temperature, rainfall, wind speed, and more.
Pesticide Safety Education Everything you need to achieve certification and maintain the knowledge to safely and effectively make use of restricted-use and all other types of pesticides.
Sustainable Agriculture A collection of resources for those interested in production and marketing practices that are profitable, environmentally sound, and that improve the quality of life for farmers, farm workers, and the community.
Ag Budgets and Economics Resources for production economics, farm management, marketing, situation and outlook, risk management, financial management, farm policy, labor, and taxation.
Farmgate Value Report Annual county-level reports documenting the value of all food and fiber commodities grown in the state.
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Home & Garden:
Soil Testing Ensure that your soil is productive! Get your soil tested to determine the amount and kind of nutrients that should be added for the best growth.
Pest Management Recommendations for pest control around homes, on pets, in the home garden, and more.
Household Water Quality Water quality has an immediate and a prolonged effect on the health of your household. This publication series contains basic information about home water quality and treatment.
Home Garden Publication Series Topics include garden planning, soil preparation, weed control, pollination, disease and insect control, harvesting, and preserving.
Georgia Green Industry Professional Development The UGA Center for Urban Agriculture offers professional training and certifications for the Georgia Certified Landscape Professional, Georgia Certified Plant Professional exam and Super Crew employee training series.
Community and School Gardens This Community and School Gardens blog is designed to help community and school gardeners succeed by connecting them to UGA Extension and other research-based resources.
Lesson Plans and Teacher Resources Whether you'd like to help protect the environment, teach your students how to avoid chronic diseases with healthy food and physical activity, or train food handlers in your cafeteria, University of Georgia Extension can help.