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

Call us if you want to know more! 

Extension Publications
  • Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016) Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
  • 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.
  • Conversion Tables, Formulas and Suggested Guidelines for Horticultural Use (B 931) Pesticide and fertilizer recommendations are often made on a pounds per acre and tons per acre basis. While these may be applicable to field production of many crops, orchardists, nurserymen and greenhouse operators often must convert these recommendations to smaller areas, such as row feet, square feet, or even per tree or per pot. Thus pints, cups, ounces, tablespoons and teaspoons are the common units of measure. The conversion is frequently complicated by metric units of measure. This publication is designed to aid growers in making these calculations and conversions, and also provides other data useful in the management, planning and operation of horticultural enterprises.
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James L. Jacobs Administration Agriculture & Natural Resources County Extension Coordinator 912-449-2034


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.  

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 


Home Garden Publications 

The Home Garden publication series contains a wealth of information about growing fruits and vegetables in your home garden. Topics include garden planning, soil preparation, weed control, pollination, disease & insect control, harvesting, and preserving.  

Pesticide 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.