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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.

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.


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  • Lawn Burrweed Lawn Burrweed Control burrweed in your lawn at the beginning of the year to help prevent painful burrs in the summer. Published: 01/17/23
  • Starting Seeds Starting Seeds It’s almost that time of year again: January is the month for seed catalogs galore. Published: 12/30/22
  • Killer Mistletoe Killer Mistletoe Mistletoe's history as a symbol of fertility and love goes back thousands of years, well beyond today’s interpretation as Christmas décor, but when you get down to it, mistletoe is a parasite. Published: 12/16/22
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Top Ornamentals Producers
County Name Value
Forsyth $107,175,216
Gwinnett 104,710,000
Columbia 103,770,410
Morgan 82,953,750
McDuffie 64,642,207
Grady 60,296,320
Walton 43,242,508
Cherokee 34,905,509
Paulding 28,577,220
Coffee 20,210,655
State Total: $1,133,919,879

Displaying farm gate values for 2021. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.