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!
- Bacterial Leaf Scorch of Blueberry
- 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
- Home Garden Series: Georgia Home Grown Tomatoes
- Southeastern Peach, Nectarine and Plum Pest Management and Culture Guide
- Blossom-End Rot and Calcium Nutrition of Pepper and Tomato
- Vegetable Gardening in Georgia
- Conserving Water in the Vegetable Garden
- Home Garden Series: Home Garden Lettuce
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.
- Cool soils, not poor seed quality, likely the cause of poor peanut stands
- Misdiagnosis of phony peach disease could have costly impact for peach growers
- Scott Angle, former UGA ag school dean, named to Vidalia® Onion Hall of Fame
- UGA's David Riley earns Recognition Award in Entomology
- UGA expert advises farmers that it's not too late to soil sample their fields
- Tissue-cultured blackberry plants key in avoiding threat of viruses
- Encouraging beef, peanut prices expected in 2016
- UGA peanut agronomist fears Georgia's peanut crop could be vulnerable to increased disease pressure next year
- UGA horticulturist finds that Georgia eggplant producers can decrease irrigation usage
- Warm and wet December worries peach, pecan and blueberry farmers
- 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.