Fruits & Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are Georgia's number-two cash crop, but the popularity of commodities like peaches, tomatoes, blueberries, and fresh greens is not limited to commercial producers. Interest in home gardening continues to grow as people realize the nutritional and economic benefits of home-grown produce, and learn that it's relatively easy to augment your family's food selection right from your own backyard. On this page, visitors can find publications and web resources to help them have the best gardens possible — with the least amount of labor!
- Considerations for the Small Market Producer
- Troubleshooting Cultural Problems in Tomatoes
- Home Garden Series: Home Garden Raspberries and Blackberries
- Georgia Pest Management Handbook — Commercial Edition
- Bacterial Leaf Scorch of Blueberry
- 2015 Peanut, Cotton and Tobacco Performance Tests
- UGA Weed Control Programs for Broccoli, Cabbage, and Cauliflower 2016
- Home Garden Series: Home Garden Asparagus
- Home Garden Series: Home Garden Brussels Sprouts
- 2014/2015 Vegetable Crop Variety Trial and Research Report
- 2014 University of Georgia Vidalia Onion Extension and Research Report
- Diagnostic Guide to Common Home Orchard Diseases
- Preparing the Packinghouse for Peach Season
To see a full list of publications, visit the Extension Publications site.
For the latest news about Extension, visit Georgia FACES. News you can use about Georgia family, agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences.
- Lesser cornstalk borers a problem for Georgia's peanut farmers
- Registration is now open for the second year of UGA Extension Journeyman Farmers program; classes start in August
- It's harvest time, and it's hot: ways to protect yourself from heat stress in the garden
- Georgia heads into August with a near record number of days over 95 degrees
- Georgia's dryland peanuts suffering from lack of rain
- New generation of researchers helps peach growers and consumers
- CAES graduate students take to the road to explore career opportunities
- UGA's fifth annual Organic Twilight Tour set for July 14 in Watkinsville
- UGA research highlights Sunbelt Field Day
- Harald Scherm to lead UGA Department of Plant Pathology starting July 1
- Department of Horticulture
Describes the department's academic degree and research programs. Includes calendar of educational events as well as educational resources.
- Georgia Master Gardener
Gives an overview of the program to train and certify individuals in horticulture and includes extensive links.
- Home & Garden Drought
Resources to help home owners and gardeners respond to drought.
- State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Site detailing the attractions, programs, research, and events at this "living laboratory" for learning about gardening and nature.
- Walter Reeves
A wealth of gardening resources and tips from this well-known Extension garden specialist.
- Your Southern Garden
The South's best source of educational and entertaining gardening information. A co-production of the University of Florida/IFAS and the University of Georgia, with sponsorship from the Scotts Company.
UGA Extension offers training within local communities on a wide array of topics. To see if there are training events in your area, please visit our calendar.
- Master Gardener Volunteer Training
Individuals are trained and certified in horticulture and related areas, then volunteer their expertise and services, under the direction of their UGA Extension Agent, to help educate others through horticultural projects that benefit the community.