Human activities, like agriculture, industry and recreation have waste products. Protecting the soil, water and air from pollutants is a critical part of UGA Extension's research. UGA Extension and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences encourage wise stewardship of Georgia's resources, not only to protect humans and their environment from harm, but to also create a climate where responsible industry can flourish and prosper.
On-Site and Telephone Consultation Available in many situations for home owners and consumers.
Pesticide Safety Education Program Topics include pest identification, storage and disposal, pesticide drift and runoff prevention, water quality protection, and food safety.
Production Meetings Updates on local issues for growers and producers.
Soil and Water Testing Services Increase your yield, test your water quality, and more.
- Metal Concentration Standards for Land Application of Biosolids and Other By-Products in Georgia (B 1353) This bulletin provides the general public a quick reference for some commonly used standards for metal concentrations in biosolids and various by-products intended for land application. Most of the standards presented here are regulatory; however, we have also included information on average metal concentrations in agricultural soils.
- Household Water Quality Series: Protecting Your Well and Wellhead (C858-1) If you are one of the many Americans who use groundwater for drinking, the proper protection of your well and wellhead is essential for the health of your family, yourself and your neighbors. This publication contains information about protecting your well and wellhead from contaminants.
- Regulations for On-Farm Storage Tanks in Georgia (B 1136) This publication provides a brief overview of the major regulatory agencies and highlights the rules that Georgia farmers should be aware of concerning storage tanks on their farms.
- Conservation and Best Management Practices in Georgia: Implementing, Funding and Assistance (B 1335) Best Management Practices (BMPs) can be described as management and/or structural practices that are designed to reduce pollutants and erosion while increasing the quality of all life. The BMP concept deals specifically with nonpoint source pollution, such as runoff from agricultural fields, forest areas or urban areas. Best management practices are also voluntary in nature. Individual practices and applications can vary widely from field to field. Best management practices are typically used in agricultural areas, and forest and urban settings.
Agricultural Pollution Prevention Program Provides resources on pollution concerns in environmental assessments, animal waste, land applications, sustainable agriculture and tillage as well as links to University and external websites.
Impact Statements: Pollution Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge and practices related to pollution.
UGA Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics Learn more about the agricultural and applied economics department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
UGA Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Learn more about the crop and soil sciences department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.