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Community Garden Grants

Center Parc Credit Union Garden Initiative is awarding grant funds to 501(c)(3) designated community gardens located in Chatham, Bryan and Effingham Counties. Applications are reviewed on a monthly basis. To access grant applications and find more information please visit the Center Parc Credit Union website:

Pesticide Safety and Training

Pesticides are a vital part of most agricultural and forestry operations. Human and environmental safety does not have to be compromised.  

The Georgia Private Pesticide Applicator Exam may be completed online. For more information read on how to complete the exam.

Pesticide Safety Education Program

Commercial Applicators

You must pass an exam on the "National Perticide Applicator Certification Core Manual Second Edition 2014" and exam on the appropriate categorical maunal(s) with a minimum score of 70%.  Visit the Georgia Commercial Pesticide Applicator's Testing Information website for exam and registration.  

  • Commercial Applicators license is required if you want to apply a restricted use pesticide (RUP) and you do not qualify as a private applicator.
  • This does not permit you to charge a fee unless you also have a Pesticide Contractor license.
  • if you work for or as a licensed pesticide contractor applying any pesticide to the lands of another you must have a Commercial Pesticide Applicator license unless you work under the supervision of someone who is licensed.
  • Any Pesticide purchases must be confined to only those categories for which you are authorized by your license.

For a printable information sheet, download and save Commercial Pesticide License Information (PDF).



Below are some of UGA Extension's most broadly useful resources for those involved in agriculture on the farm, in schools, and around the home.

Production Agriculture:
Statewide Variety Testing
Statewide Variety Testing Which varieties should you plant? The variety testing team does the work and research for farmers.
UGA Weather Network
UGA Weather Network Reliable weather information for agricultural and environmental applications, including soil temperature, rainfall, wind speed, and more.
Pesticide Safety Education
Pesticide Safety Education Everything you need to achieve certification and maintain the knowledge to safely and effectively make use of restricted-use and all other types of pesticides.
Sustainable Agriculture A collection of resources for those interested in production and marketing practices that are profitable, environmentally sound, and that improve the quality of life for farmers, farm workers, and the community.
Ag Budgets and Economics Resources for production economics, farm management, marketing, situation and outlook, risk management, financial management, farm policy, labor, and taxation.
Farmgate Value Report
Farmgate Value Report Annual county-level reports documenting the value of all food and fiber commodities grown in the state.
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Home & Garden:
Soil Testing
Soil Testing Ensure that your soil is productive! Get your soil tested to determine the amount and kind of nutrients that should be added for the best growth.
Pest Management
Pest Management Recommendations for pest control around homes, on pets, in the home garden, and more.
Household Water Quality
Household Water Quality Water quality has an immediate and a prolonged effect on the health of your household. This publication series contains basic information about home water quality and treatment.
Home Garden Publication Series
Home Garden Publication Series Topics include garden planning, soil preparation, weed control, pollination, disease and insect control, harvesting, and preserving.
Georgia Green Industry Professional Development The UGA Center for Urban Agriculture offers professional training and certifications for the Georgia Certified Landscape Professional, Georgia Certified Plant Professional exam and Super Crew employee training series.
Community and School Gardens This Community and School Gardens blog is designed to help community and school gardeners succeed by connecting them to UGA Extension and other research-based resources.
Lesson Plans and Teacher Resources Whether you'd like to help protect the environment, teach your students how to avoid chronic diseases with healthy food and physical activity, or train food handlers in your cafeteria, University of Georgia Extension can help.