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
- Blueberry Irrigation Water Quality
- Southern Highbush Blueberry Marketing and Economics
- Sampling Irrigation Water for Blueberry Production
- Fresh Market Broccoli Production for Georgia
- 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
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.
- Cowpea curculio sidelines Georgia's largest black-eye pea fields
- Plant berries now to create your own backyard blackberry patch
- Recent rainfall providing hope for Georgia farmers
- UGA Tifton set to host annual Peanut Farm Show
- Swiss chard: highly ornamental and wonderfully edible
- The Brassicas are taking center stage with kale, mustards and collards
- Leaf spot disease a major problem for Georgia peanut growers
- Drought impacting Georgia farmers
- Rain simulation project aimed at improving Georgia vegetable production
- UGA food science student looks to composting to help protect peanut from aflatoxin contamination
- 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.