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Agriculture & Natural Resources


Testing Services

Whether you'd like to increase your crop yield, grow a healthier vegetable garden, or test the quality of your drinking water your County Extension Office can help with that with our testing services.  Soil testing and water testing kits can be obtained from our office and will be sent to our labs in Athens.  Results are then mailed or emailed back to the homeowner or farmer after county agent reviews them and will make recommendations based on analysis results.   

  • Soil
        Routine: $7

How to take a soil sample    

  • Water
        Basic: $20
        Total Coliform: $46

Water testing information

  • Other Services (Prices vary for each test, contact your local Extension Office)
        Feed & Forage
        Chicken Litter
        Plant Tissue Analysis

Georgia Private Pesticide Applicator Exam

How do I obtain a Private Pesticide Applicator License?

Step 1: Purchase course access for the interactive Private Applicator training program through the Georgia Professional Certifications storefront.  The cost is $25.00.

Step 2: Complete the new Private Applicator Training Course on Georgia Professional Certifications website. Use the username and temporary password sent to you by Dr. Mickey Taylor. Follow instructions carefully.

  • You must pass the final test of each module with a 70 or higher.

Step 3: Print Certificate of Completion once you have completed the course and take to your county Extension Office. Extension staff will assist you with steps 4 and 5.

  • Before you take the exam, please ensure that you have access to a working printer.

Step 4: Certify that you are engaged in production by completing the Private Pesticide Applicator License Application and complete the Verification of Lawful Presence.

Step 5: The Georgia Department of Ag Pesticides office will review your application and, when approved, send it to the Licensing Division, who will print and issue your license.