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Fruits and vegetables are Georgia's number-two cash crop, and the popularity of small fruits like blackberries, strawberries and citrus even extends further than commercial production.

Small fruits continue to be an important commodity, and UGA Extension provides both farmers and home gardeners a variety of information to help have the best output with the least amount of labor possible.

For information about home garden fruit production, see our Lawn & Garden: Fruits and Vegetables section.


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Websites

UGA-affiliated sites

Strawberry News Extension blog with production guides, IPM guide, and current updates on strawberry production in Georgia.

UGA Small Fruit Program Strives to increase the efficiency of production systems by improving small fruit production management practices in Georgia.

Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium Newsletters related to the production and marketing of small fruits.

Sustainable Agriculture at UGA Brings together information on sustainable agriculture including organic agriculture, pollinators, and other resources.

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

UGA Department of Plant Pathology Learn more about the plant pathology 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.

External Sites

Blackberry and Raspberry Information (NC State) Instructional resources for commercial and home growers including production recommendations, pest management, and weather information.

Georgia Strawberry Growers Association on Facebook Catalogs and links to state growers.

North American Raspberry and Blackberry Association Promotes raspberry and blackberry growth and consumption. Provides selection, storage tips, and recipes for consumers. Provides research foundation, networking, and conferences for members.

North American Strawberry Growers Association Promotes research and represents growers' interests before regulatory and legislative bodies.


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Small Fruit Program The UGA Small Fruit Program strives to increase the efficiency of production systems by improving small fruit production management practices in Georgia.
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  • H-2A Program H-2A Program With an aging farmer population and domestic labor shortages in the agricultural sector continue, the demand for a reliable workforce has never been more critical. Published: 01/17/24
  • Immigration Policies Immigration Policies As a shortage of domestic farm labor has led to increased participation in the H-2A visa program, a brief look back at past immigration policies helps frame why migrants from Central and South America have largely been associated with filling necessary agricultural jobs in the U.S. Published: 01/04/24
  • 40 Under 40 40 Under 40 Two faculty members in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and UGA Cooperative Extension were named to the Fruit and Vegetable 40 under 40 Class of 2023. Published: 11/29/23
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Farm Gate Values - All Commodities
County Name Value
Colquitt $678,966,885
Hart 632,218,786
Franklin 577,288,824
Tattnall 519,807,987
Madison 487,226,176
Mitchell 477,133,003
Coffee 411,592,309
Gordon 392,387,906
Oglethorpe 386,370,507
Macon 377,855,072
State Total: $18,382,377,946

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