Agriculture & Natural Resources
Services We Offer
Many services are free. Classes often carry a registration fee. Some services have minimal charges that are subject to change. Please contact our office for current pricing.
- Standard - These will tell you how to lime and fertilize your plants for good growth. Cost: $8.00 per sample
- Pesticide/Chemicals - These are expensive ($100 or more) and usually not necessary to diagnose a problem.
Recommend test for household well drink water:
EXPANDED WATER TEST (W2) Designed to address common well water problems in Georgia such as corrosion, high levels of iron and manganese, saltwater intrusion, and nitrate from various sources. This test package should be done at least once before using a less inclusive test package such as W1.
BASIC WATER TEST (W1) Only after a W-2 has been conducted. Annually.
TOTAL COLIFORM/E. COLI (W35) annually
LEAD (W9) If your house was built before 1985, pipes could contain lead solder which could leach into your drinking water. Initial + semiannually.
Other Common Samples Processed:
Plant Tissue, Nematode, Lagoon and Manure, Forage, etc.
For a complete list of testing services, please visit the Agricultural and Environmental Services Labatories Fee Schedule. (some shipping cost may apply)
Plant, Insect and Disease Identification
At the agents' discretion, a sample can be sent to the diagnostic labs. The goal is to identify the problem so as to reach a solution. Some cost may apply.
Houston County Agriculture and Horticulture Blog
Charlotte Meeks, county ANR Agent has started a blog she will be updating weekely. The blog will consist of articles, tips and information regarding agriculture and horticulture. Please click HERE to be taken directly to her blog.
The Farm Gate Value Report is compiled from a survey of Georgia Cooperative Extension county agents and commodity specialists for the purpose of providing annual county-level information for the value of all food and fiber commodities grown in the state.
We hope that the 2014 Georgia Farm Gate Value Report will be a useful reference tool. This data may be accessed online at http://www.caes.uga.edu/center/caed/pubs/annual.html. Individual county reports may be downloaded at http://farmgate.caes.uga.edu/CountyAnnualReport.aspx
2014 Houston County Farm Gate Value
Ornamental Horticulture $1,590,500.00
Fruit & Nuts $8,496,614.40
Forestry Related $1,896,835.00
Poultry & Eggs $9,818,424.00
Livestock & Aquaculture $3,972,780.15
Row & Forage Crops $15,946,524.16
Other Income $2,480,730.00
Total Farm Gate Value For 2014 Houston County: $44,414,783.71