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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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UGA-affiliated sites

Strawberry News Extension blog with production guides, IPM guide and current updates on strawberry production 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 efficiency of production systems by improving small fruit production management practices in Georgia.
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Farm Gate Values - All Commodities
County Name Value
Tattnall $2,850,207,334
Macon 668,307,575
Colquitt 322,533,858
Mitchell 265,669,350
McDuffie 257,645,913
Baker 251,195,434
Decatur 229,915,463
Thomas 229,007,449
Echols 190,929,240
Worth 167,061,969
State Total: $12,046,220,232

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