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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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Ornamental Plant and Tree Pathology Provides plant disease information to assist Georgia growers and county extension personnel.

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 the 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 humankind.

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

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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Top Ornamentals Producers
County Name Value
Columbia $105,434,460
Gwinnett 104,710,000
Forsyth 96,495,510
McDuffie 65,044,702
Grady 53,768,562
Macon 51,903,000
Walton 48,519,858
Crawford 39,702,370
Cherokee 36,338,834
Sumter 31,178,000
State Total: $1,378,616,305

Displaying farm gate values for 2022. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.