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Prices for General Soil and Water Testing:

  • Basic Soil Test: $8.00 per bag, shipping included.
  • Soil Testing in Georgia
  • Soil Testing for Home Lawns, Gardens and Wildlife Food Plots
  • Basic Water Test: $20 plus shipping, per sample (mineral content, pH, hardness)
  • Bacteria in Drinking Water: $36, does not include over-night shipping. Samples accepted in office M-T-W. Requires special kit for testing.
  • Home Loan Closing Water Test: Bacteria, Nitrite, & Nitrate. For 5 to 7 business days $85 or for 2 to 3 business days $140, does not include over-night shipping.

Extension Publications
  • 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 you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
  • Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987) This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
  • Key to Diseases of Oaks in the Landscape (B 1286) This publication contains a guide to diseases of oak trees in the landscape.
  • Landscape Plants for Georgia (B 625) This publication includes a list of good plants for Georgia organized into various sizes and groups. The design qualities of plants—their form, size, color and texture—are emphasized according to the principles and requirements of good landscape design and plant maintenance. Hardiness and disease and insect resistant qualities are also considered.
  • Stinging and Biting Pests (C 782) This publication contains descriptions and images, as well as methods of control, for common stinging and biting pests found in Georgia, including: bees, wasps, hornets, fire ants, scorpions, caterpillars, spiders, chiggers and flies.
  • Growing Indoor Plants with Success (B 1318) Interior plants are an ideal way to create attractive and restful settings while enhancing our sense of well being. In addition, houseplants can be a satisfying hobby and can help purify the air in our homes. To be a successful indoor gardener, you need to understand how the interior environment affects plant growth and how cultivation differs from growing plants outdoors.
  • Millipedes and Centipedes (B 1088) Millipedes and centipedes do not carry diseases that affect people, animals or plants. Millipedes do occasionally damage seedlings by feeding on stems and leaves, and may enter homes in large numbers during periods of migration and become a considerable nuisance. They do not cause damage inside the home, although they may leave a stain if they are crushed. Centipedes, which have poison glands and can bite, pose an occasional threat to humans.
  • Pecan Trees for the Home or Backyard Orchard (B 1348) Pecan trees are commonly found surrounding both urban and rural dwellings throughout Georgia. They can enhance the environment and provide additional income from the sale of nuts. This publication contains comprehensive information about pecan trees for the home or backyard orchard.
  • Weed Control in Home Lawns (B 978) Weeds can be major pests of home lawns. Due to differences in color, leaf size, shape and growth habit, weeds detract from the natural beauty of desirable turfgrasses. Additionally, weeds compete with turfgrasses for sunlight, soil moisture, nutrients and space. Many weeds can quickly become the dominant species in a lawn. This publication contains comprehensive information about weed control in home lawns.
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Upcoming Events
  • Oct 1 Fall Gardening Lecture Series - Fabulous Fall Fairy Gardens Learn how to create a fall fairy garden for your yard or porch. North Fulton Master Gardener Marty Thomas will demonstrate various fairy garden projects that you can do with children using a variety of materials. The North Fulton Master Gardeners in collaboration with UGA Extension in Fulton County are continuing to provide horticultural education to the North Fulton community and beyond through FREE virtual gardening education programming. This series of four classes begins Sunday, September 11, 2022, and will be available through live Zoom webinars and Facebook Live. The classes will also be available for later viewing at https://www.youtube.com/northfultonmastergardeners.
    • Virtual Event
  • Oct 5 Egg Candling Certification Class An Egg Candling Class will be offered on October 5, 2022 at the Habersham County Extension office located at 555 Monroe Street, Clarkesville, GA. 30523. TO REGISTER, PLEASE email tina.maples@agr.georgia.gov WHEN YOU REGISTER YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE: 1. NAME OF EACH PERSON WHO WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND THE CLASS. 2. MAILING ADDRESS OF EACH PERSON 3. E-MAIL ADDRESS OF EACH PERSON 4. CLASS TIME YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND (Class Times: 8 AM, 10 AM, 12 NOON, AND 2 PM) If you have any questions, please call the Georgia Department of Agriculture at (470) 501-0605. For Directions, please contact the HABERSHAM COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE at (706) 754-2318 or uge1137@uga.edu
    • Clarkesville, GA - (114.0 Miles)
  • Oct 5 Egg Candling Certification Class An Egg Candling Class will be offered on October 5, 2022 at the Habersham County Extension office located at 555 Monroe Street, Clarkesville, GA. 30523. TO REGISTER, PLEASE email tina.maples@agr.georgia.gov WHEN YOU REGISTER YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE: 1. NAME OF EACH PERSON WHO WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND THE CLASS. 2. MAILING ADDRESS OF EACH PERSON 3. E-MAIL ADDRESS OF EACH PERSON 4. CLASS TIME YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND (Class Times: 8 AM, 10 AM, 12 NOON, AND 2 PM) If you have any questions, please call the Georgia Department of Agriculture at (470) 501-0605. For Directions, please contact the HABERSHAM COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE at (706) 754-2318 or uge1137@uga.edu
    • Clarkesville, GA - (114.0 Miles)
  • Oct 5 Egg Candling Certification Class An Egg Candling Class will be offered on October 5, 2022 at the Habersham County Extension office located at 555 Monroe Street, Clarkesville, GA. 30523. TO REGISTER, PLEASE email tina.maples@agr.georgia.gov WHEN YOU REGISTER YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE: 1. NAME OF EACH PERSON WHO WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND THE CLASS. 2. MAILING ADDRESS OF EACH PERSON 3. E-MAIL ADDRESS OF EACH PERSON 4. CLASS TIME YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND (Class Times: 8 AM, 10 AM, 12 NOON, AND 2 PM) If you have any questions, please call the Georgia Department of Agriculture at (470) 501-0605. For Directions, please contact the HABERSHAM COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE at (706) 754-2318 or uge1137@uga.edu
    • Clarkesville, GA - (114.0 Miles)
  • Oct 5 Egg Candling Certification Class An Egg Candling Class will be offered on October 5, 2022 at the Habersham County Extension office located at 555 Monroe Street, Clarkesville, GA. 30523. TO REGISTER, PLEASE email tina.maples@agr.georgia.gov WHEN YOU REGISTER YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE: 1. NAME OF EACH PERSON WHO WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND THE CLASS. 2. MAILING ADDRESS OF EACH PERSON 3. E-MAIL ADDRESS OF EACH PERSON 4. CLASS TIME YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND (Class Times: 8 AM, 10 AM, 12 NOON, AND 2 PM) If you have any questions, please call the Georgia Department of Agriculture at (470) 501-0605. For Directions, please contact the HABERSHAM COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE at (706) 754-2318 or uge1137@uga.edu
    • Clarkesville, GA - (114.0 Miles)
  • Oct 9 Fall Gardening Lecture Series - Gardens of the North Fulton Master Gardeners: Finding Gardening Inspiration through Shared Ideas North Fulton Master Gardener Sandra Shave will showcase the gardens of four Master Gardeners, with the goal of providing gardeners with ideas and inspiration that they can bring to their own home gardens. The class provides an overview of what might be possible and elements of garden design. The class will demonstrate that gardening is as varied as your individual creativity and the fun is in the discovery, the failures, and the success. The North Fulton Master Gardeners in collaboration with UGA Extension in Fulton County are continuing to provide horticultural education to the North Fulton community and beyond through FREE virtual gardening education programming. This series of four classes begins Sunday, September 11, 2022, and will be available through live Zoom webinars and Facebook Live. The classes will also be available for later viewing at https://www.youtube.com/northfultonmastergardeners.
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