UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

We are the source of unbiased, research-based information for commercial farmers.  We would like to come out and take a look at your operation!  We can help with topics like:

  • Developing a budget and forecasting prices
  • Choosing the right varieties to plant
  • Stopping the insects and diseases destroying your crops

Agricultural pesticide applicationPesticide License Information

You are required to obtain a Private Pesticide Applicator license if you would like to purchase a restricted-use pesticide (NOTE: you must meet the REQUIREMENT that you will be producing an agricultural, ornamental, or forestry commodity).  You must complete the Pesticide Safety Education Program, pass the exam, and present your certificate of completion along with proper identification to your local County Extension Office.  Your information will be submitted to the Georgia Department of Agriculture. You will receive your license within 3-4 weeks.  There is a fee of $25.00.

If you are interested in a Commercial Pesticide Applicator license, visit our Commercial Applicators webpage for more information. 

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The Georgia Agriculture Tax Exemption (GATE) is a program created by Georgia HB386, which offers qualified agriculture producers a sales tax exemption on agricultural equipment and production inputs. Click on the GATE logo for additional information.  


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Georgia Pest Management Handbook

The Georgia Pest Management Handbook gives current information on selection, application and safe use of pest control chemicals on farms, around homes, recreational areas, and other environments in which pests may occur. 

Commercial Edition - $75.00

Homeowner Edition- $20.00 


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.
  • Time Management: 10 Strategies for Better Time Management (C 1042) Learn 10 strategies for better time management, including knowing how to spend your time, setting priorities, using planning tools, getting organized, scheduling, delegating, and avoiding procrastinating, wasting time, and multitasking.