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!
- 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
- 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
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.
- UGA researchers fight fruit disease with naturally occurring bacteria
- Heirloom vegetable workshop and seed swap at Rock Eagle 4-H Center on May 21
- UGA, UF researchers use weather monitors to combat diseases in strawberry fields
- New generation of UGA Cooperative Extension leaders graduate from ExTEND leadership program
- April weather makes fields wet, delays planting in south Georgia
- Add attractive plants to your landscape that provide nutritious fruit, too
- UGA CAES Dean Sam Pardue visits with agriculture industry personnel during tour of south Georgia
- Weekend organic farming workshop features research-based resources for new farmers
- Economic thresholds key in managing insect pests, saving farmers money
- Georgia creates guidelines to protect pollinating insects
- 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.