Fruits and vegetables are Georgia's number-two cash crop, and the popularity of commodities like tomatoes, squash and fresh greens even extends further than commercial production.
Vegetables are an ever-important commodity, and UGA Extension provides both farmers and home gardeners a variety of information to help have the best output with the least amount of labor possible.
For information about home garden vegetables, see our Lawn & Garden Fruits and Vegetables section.
Lab Testing and Analysis Services Testing for soil, plant tissue, water quality, animal waste, feeds and forages, pesticides, and much more!
On-Site and Telephone Consultation Available in many county offices for ag producers.
Organic Agriculture Certificate Program Understand organic agriculture production in the southeastern United States.
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.
- Home Garden Series: Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943) The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so …
- Commercial Tomato Production Handbook (B 1312) This publication is a joint effort of the seven disciplines that comprise the Georgia Vegetable Team. It is comprised of 14 topics on tomato, including history of tomato production, cultural practices…
- Weights and Processed Yields of Fruits and Vegetables (C 780) Marketing fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers markets, roadside markets, and pick-your-own farms is an important and growing method of marketing. However, many of the containers used are not practi…
- Vegetable Gardening in Georgia (C 963) When space is limited, a plentiful supply of crops such as tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and okra can be grown with a few properly cared-for plants.
Commercial Vegetables at UGA Production and market information about vegetables grown in Georgia.
Statewide Variety Testing Provides annual performance testing results on several commodities including canola, small grains and forage, corn and silage, and field crops.
Vegetable Blog Updates on current vegetable production issues in Georgia.
Impact Statements: Commercial Vegetables Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge and practices in this area.
UGA Department of Horticulture Learn more about the horticulture department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
UGA Department of Plant Pathology Learn more about the plant pathology department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association Provides programs and services designed to increase production efficiencies, provide educational opportunities, promote new markets, monitor legislation, encourage applied research, and improve communications among GFVGA members and industry suppliers.
Using Pesticides Wisely In 2017, there were no reported cases of pesticide drift complaints in Georgia.
Peanut Crop Late spring rains pushed back peanut planting for many Georgia producers.
Extension Vegetable Specialist Andre da Silva's research focus at UGA-Tifton is with fertilizer and irrigation management in vegetables.
Displaying farm gate values for 2017. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.