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!
- Southeastern Peach, Nectarine and Plum Pest Management and Culture Guide
- Home Garden Muscadines
- Home Garden Strawberries
- Citrus Fruit for Southern and Coastal Georgia
- Garlic Production for the Gardener
- Minor Fruits and Nuts in Georgia
- Propagating Deciduous Fruit Plants Common to Georgia
- Home Garden Persimmons
- Gardening in Containers
- Home Garden Peaches
- Vegetable Garden Calendar
- 2014 Peanut, Cotton and Tobacco Performance Tests
- Georgia Pest Management Handbook — Commercial Edition
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.
- Visiting scientist conducts research on peanut pathogen at UGA Griffin
- Sub-surface drip irrigation a possible solution for some Georgia peanut farmers
- Turner County brothers win top spots in Georgia 4-H Watermelon Growing Contest
- Georgia's top peanut farmers lean on Cooperative Extension advice for successful years
- Rabbits can be rascally foes in the garden
- Healthy Soil, Healthy Community Initiative to provide compost workshops in metro Atlanta
- Calcium-related disorder impacts Georgia's bell pepper production
- National Center for Home Food Preservation launches youth canning curriculum: "Put it Up!"
- UGA entomologist stresses scouting fields for pests to Georgia peanut farmers
- Soaring temperatures have watermelon farmers feeling the heat
- 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.