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With Georgia's excellent climate, it's no surprise that horticulture and professional lawn care and landscaping businesses are among the fastest growing segments of Georgia agriculture. Horticulture and related professions are "Georgia's Green Industry" — thriving businesses providing an environmentally beneficial product to our state.

For information about home garden ornamentals, see our Lawn & Garden Ornamentals section.


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Southeastern Ornamental Horticulture Production News alerts and tips for nursery crop production (both field and container) of ornamental trees and shrubs.

Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics IPBGG faculty actively engage in training of graduate students, the development of new crop varieties, and basic research on the genetics and understanding of crop traits important to agriculture and human kind.

UGA Department of Horticulture Learn more about the horticulture department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Impact Statements: Ornamentals Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge and practices in this area.

Commodity Teams at CAES Teams made up of research scientists and extension specialists work together to provide the latest technology and information for efficient, profitable production of some of Georgia's most valuable commodities.


We're Here To Help Contact your local UGA Extension office to find out how our team of county agents can assist you.
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  • Fairy Rings Fairy Rings Fairy ring mushrooms are decomposers that grow in soil with high levels of organic matter. Published: 11/23/20
  • Sustainable Gardening Sustainable Gardening UGA research studies efficacy and environmental impacts of alternative containers. Published: 11/12/20
  • Plant Pruning Plant Pruning Anyone can prune, but not everyone prunes properly. Published: 11/03/20
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Top Ornamentals Producers
County Name Value
Columbia $93,950,136
Forsyth 53,429,056
McDuffie 46,045,560
Grady 43,273,661
Walton 35,942,212
Oconee 30,271,110
Paulding 27,498,030
Macon 26,528,000
Appling 25,563,847
Jasper 24,587,150
State Total: $1,001,821,453

Displaying farm gate values for 2019. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.