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!
- Starting Plants From Seed for the Home Gardener
- Using Cover Crops in the Home Garden
- Home Garden Green Beans
- Home Garden Peppers
- Home Garden Okra
- 2013 Vegetable Crops Research Report
- Commercial Okra Production
- Commercial Southern Pea Production
- Commercial Production and Management of Cabbage and Leafy Greens
- Consumer Demand for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables in the U.S. (1960-1993)
- Irrigation for Lawns and Gardens
- Home Garden Swiss Chard
- Cowpea Curculio in Southern Pea
- Carrot Production and Processing in Georgia
- Growing Vegetables Organically
- 1999 Peanut, Cotton and Tobacco Performance Tests
- 2000 Peanut, Cotton and Tobacco Performance Tests
- 2013 Peanut, Cotton and Tobacco Performance Tests
- Peanut Yield Response to 2,4-D in Georgia
- Commercial Watermelon Production
To see an expanded list of these pubs , go to 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 Statewide Variety Testing program key aid in helping farmers decide what to plant every year
- Cover crops, cool season crops combine for high yields in organic fields
- UGA Exension plant pathologist cautions peanut farmers about tomato spotted wilt virus
- Planting fall vegetables in lawns opens door to homegrown food in the city
- UGA Extension food safety farmers market project wins national award
- Dry summer leads to heavy spider mite damage in non-irrigated peanuts
- PMIL assistant director helps develop international agriculture Extension materials on aflatoxin control in smallholder peanut production
- Orange Bulldog pumpkin makes locally grown pumpkins profitable for Georgia farmers
- UGA CAES featured prominently in this year's Expo
- Georgia leads the nation in blueberry production
- 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.