UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Georgia Forages

The Georgia Forages website is your window to information on a wide variety of forage management issues. This information is extended to you by scientists from the University of Georgia, who continue to research all aspects of forage and livestock management. The recommendations found in this website are based on peer-reviewed research conducted in Georgia and throughout the world. We hope you will find this website provides accurate and up-to-date information about all forage management issues facing producers in Georgia and the Southeast. Please check this website regularly for updates, dates for upcoming events, and “Hot Topics.”  For a quick glance at Georgia's Forage industries, check out the booklet entitled Georgia Forages: Quick Facts

Georgia Commercial and Private Pesticide Licenses

Interested in getting a private pesticide license? You may now take the Georgia Private Pesticide Applicator Exam on line by following the step-by-step instructions.

Visit the Georgia Commercial Pesticide Applicator's Testing Information website for commercial exam information and registration.

Georgia Meat and Dairy Goat Production

Testing Services

It's that time of year again to get your gardens ready to plant. Make sure you fertilize only for what your soil needs. Bring a sample of your soil by our office for testing. We will send it to the UGA lab for testing. Usually we receive the results back within ten days. View the soil testing brochure for proper sampling instructions.

  • Soil Test (basic test) $6.00 plus postage paid by client.
  • Water Test - W-1 (basic test) $20.00 plus postage paid by client.
  • GA. Expanded Water Test - W-2 (required for water treatment design) $60 plus postage paid by client
  • More extensive testing available. Call for pricing.
  • Samples must be packaged correctly to avoid contamination.
For a W1 and W2 water test, a first draw water sample will be collected. To do this, take the sample between a 6-12 hour period during which time there was no water usage. The GA-EPD recommends that either early morning or evenings upon returning home are the best sampling times to ensure that the necessary stagnant water conditions exist. A kitchen or bathroom cold-water faucet is to be used for sampling. If the primary concern is the well pump, draw the water from as near the well head as possible. Place a quart container below the faucet and gently open the cold water tap. Completely fill. Transfer a portion to a 4 oz. (125 mL) sample bottle for W1 and a 16 oz. (500 mL) for W2, tightly cap and place in the mail.

For more information, contact the Talbot County Extension office at (706) 665-3230 or email 

Vegetable Gardening in Georgia

There is nothing quite like a home garden to supply you and your family with a variety of nutritious vegetables that can be enjoyed fresh or preserved for
later use. When space is limited, a plentiful supply of crops such as tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and okra can be grown with a few properly cared-for plants. Please click on the below link for the vegetable gardening calender.

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