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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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  • Lawn Maintenance Lawn Maintenance Lawn calendars give residents step-by-step instructions to ensure healthy lawns year-round. Published: 07/23/20
  • Shrub Recommendations Shrub Recommendations When selecting plants for your space, take your time to fully evaluate the space and select plants that will both thrive and provide you with powerful visual stimuli. Published: 06/29/20
  • Hedge Recommendations Hedge Recommendations Hedges have been used for eons to define property lines. Published: 05/13/20
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Top Ornamentals Producers
County Name Value
Columbia $101,611,202
Forsyth 60,046,537
Grady 38,892,369
McDuffie 37,360,730
Paulding 29,397,450
Walton 28,911,069
Macon 24,814,750
Oconee 22,042,890
Coffee 21,685,058
Gwinnett 21,175,860
State Total: $888,721,544

Displaying farm gate values for 2018. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.