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 Peaches
- 2014 Peanut, Cotton and Tobacco Performance Tests
- Georgia Pest Management Handbook — Commercial Edition
- Growing Rutabagas in the Home Garden
- 2011 Peanut, Cotton and Tobacco Performance Tests
- Planting Your Bare-Root Fruit Tree
- Pollination of Vegetable Crops
- When to Harvest Vegetables
- Home Garden Potatoes
- 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
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 peanut agronomist cautions peanut producers against planting early
- Peanut entomologist solicits help via statewide survey
- Collard greens: Not just a Southern thing anymore
- ProPhyt found to be effective treatment of orange cane blotch disease in blackberries
- Start garden plants from seed to save money, add variety
- Researchers testing UGA blueberry varieties in Latin America, Asia and beyond
- UGA horticulturist believes shading bell peppers increases yields, extends growing season
- UGA researchers develop technology to find rotten onions, prevent spread of disease
- Early blueberry varieties impacted by deep freezes in January, February
- Raised bed gardening comes with pros, cons
- 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.