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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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Recent Publications

  • Flowering Bulbs for Georgia Gardens (B 918) A wide variety of bulbs grow well in Georgia. Most are grown for their flowers and some for their foliage. They are grown as pot plants, in shrub borders, naturalistic plantings and in mass displays. …
  • Control of Lace Bugs on Ornamental Plants (B 1102) Lace bug damage to the foliage of trees and shrubs detracts greatly from the plants' beauty, reduces the plants' ability to produce food, reduces the plants' vigor ad causes the plant to be more susce…
  • Fertilizer Injectors: Selection, Maintenance and Calibration (B 1237) Fertilizer injectors are devices used to apply water-soluble fertilizers, pesticides, plant growth regulators, wetting agents and mineral acids during crop production. They are a vital part of modern …
  • Pruning Ornamental Plants in the Landscape (B 961) This publication provides guidelines for proper pruning that may help assure healthy vigorous plants and lasting landscape beauty. First, we'll discuss the three basic Ts for successful pruning: tools…



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.

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  • Economics of Pollination
    Economics of Pollination Sharon Kane and Becky Griffin have put together a powerful map displaying the economic importance of pollination across Georgia. Published: 02/07/24
  • CFMG Habitat For Humanity
    CFMG Habitat For Humanity On a stormy day in September 2009, a crew of Central Fulton Master Gardeners were nearly knee-deep in mud, installing landscaping on their first house for a partnership with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. Published: 12/12/23
  • Hickory Horned Devil
    Hickory Horned Devil The hickory horned devil (Citheronia regalis) caterpillar is a marvel of nature's creativity, boasting a fearsome-looking appearance that is both terrifying and scientifically intriguing. Published: 10/25/23
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.