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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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Top Ornamentals Producers
County Name Value
Oconee $702,614,540
Gwinnett 111,430,925
Columbia 96,698,403
Forsyth 64,852,944
McDuffie 64,642,207
Grady 53,811,461
Walton 40,199,203
Baker 30,916,500
Jasper 29,036,700
Macon 28,803,000
State Total: $1,847,602,824

Displaying farm gate values for 2020. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.