UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Below are some of UGA Extension's most broadly useful resources for those involved in agriculture on the farm, in schools, and around the home.

Production Agriculture

Statewide Variety Testing Which varieties should you plant? The variety testing team does the work and research for farmers.
UGA Weather Network Reliable weather information for agricultural and environmental applications, including soil temperature, rainfall, wind speed, and more.
Pesticide Safety Education Everything you need to achieve certification and maintain the knowledge to safely and effectively make use of restricted-use and all other types of pesticides.
Sustainable Agriculture A collection of resources for those interested in production and marketing practices that are profitable, environmentally sound, and that improve the quality of life for farmers, farm workers, and the community.
Ag Budgets and Economics Resources for production economics, farm management, marketing, situation and outlook, risk management, financial management, farm policy, labor, and taxation.
Farmgate Value Report Annual county-level reports documenting the value of all food and fiber commodities grown in the state.

Home & Garden

Soil Testing Ensure that your soil is productive! Get your soil tested to determine the amount and kind of nutrients that should be added for the best growth.
Pest Management Recommendations for pest control around homes, on pets, in the home garden, and more.
Household Water Quality Water quality has an immediate and a prolonged effect on the health of your household. This publication series contains basic information about home water quality and treatment.
Home Garden Publication Series Topics include garden planning, soil preparation, weed control, pollination, disease and insect control, harvesting, and preserving.
Georgia Green Industry Professional Development The UGA Center for Urban Agriculture offers professional training and certifications for the Georgia Certified Landscape Professional, Georgia Certified Plant Professional exam and Super Crew employee training series.
Georgia Green Landscape Stewards The Georgia Green Landscape Stewards program provides fact-based information to help businesses and residences in Georgia implement sustainable green practices in their landscape.

Schools

Community and School Gardens This Community and School Gardens blog is designed to help community and school gardeners succeed by connecting them to UGA Extension and other research-based resources.
Lesson Plans and Teacher Resources Whether you'd like to help protect the environment, teach your students how to avoid chronic diseases with healthy food and physical activity, or train food handlers in your cafeteria, University of Georgia Extension can help.

BELOW YOU WILL FIND SOME OF THE MOST COMMONLY REQUESTED INFORMATION.


Soil Sample Bags
Milkweed
Pesticide Sprayer
man with water jar
Kids in a School Garden
Teacher and students
tomatoes on the vine
Pest Management Publication
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  • Roach or Palmetto Bug
    Roach or Palmetto Bug "Palmetto bug" is a regional term for several winged species of cockroach that are common in the Southeast. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 7/10/2024
  • Food law
    Food law An interest in food safety and regulatory law fueled a College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences food science major's application to the University of Georgia School of Law. By Lillian Dickens | Published: 7/9/2024
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Upcoming Events

  • Jul 13 MGEV Info Series: Turf - Types & Care (location 2) Come out and join our Rockdale County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers at both Cowan Ace Hardware locations in Conyers, GA, and ask them any questions you have on turf types and care! They will offer their expertise, advice, and UGA publications, all for free!
    • Conyers, GA - (19.0 Miles)
  • Jul 13 MGEV Info Series: Turf - Types & Care (location 1) Come out and join our Rockdale County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers at both Cowan Ace Hardware locations in Conyers, GA, and ask them any questions you have on turf types and care! They will offer their expertise, advice, and UGA publications, all for free!
    • Conyers, GA - (19.0 Miles)
  • Jul 15 ServSafe Manager Certification-Wilkes County Need to renew your ServSafe Manager Certification? New to food industry and need to be certified? Wilkes County UGA Extension can help! We are offering a 1-Day in-person ServSafe instruction and exam on 7/15/2024. You can also re-test only with us. Give us a call to register!
    • WASHINGTON, GA - (57.0 Miles)