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!
- Home Garden Series: Home Garden Watermelon
- Community and School Gardens Series: Less Expensive Sources of Plant Material, Amendments and Tools
- Community and School Gardens Series: Growing Fruits
- Community and School Gardens Series: Planning an Edible Garden
- Drip Irrigation in the Home Vegetable Garden
- Home Fruit Orchard Pruning Techniques
- Home Garden Series: Homegrown Summer and Winter Squash
- 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
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.
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- Annual Georgia Peanut Tour set for Sept. 13-15
- From vampire bats to gender issues in peanut production, Graduate Student Travel Awards enhance international research efforts
- Georgia Ag Commissioner leads UGA President, Ag Dean on fourth annual ag tour
- Recent UGA graduate helping identify the needs of female peanut farmers in Mozambique
- Weather conditions favorable for white mold disease this year
- Rock Eagle 4-H Center looking for a few good seeds for its heritage garden
- UGA plant breeder takes the mystery out of GMO crops
- Georgia's top peanut farmers recognized at meeting
- 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.