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Fruits and vegetables are Georgia's number-two cash crop, and the popularity of commodities like tomatoes, squash and fresh greens even extends further than commercial production.

Vegetables are an ever-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 vegetables, see our Lawn & Garden Fruits and Vegetables section.

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UGA-affiliated sites

Commercial Vegetables at UGA Production and market information about vegetables grown in Georgia.

Statewide Variety Testing Provides annual performance testing results on several commodities including canola, small grains and forage, corn and silage, and field crops.

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

Vegetable Blog Updates on current vegetable production issues in Georgia.

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

Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association Provides programs and services designed to increase production efficiencies, provide educational opportunities, promote new markets, monitor legislation, encourage applied research, and improve communications among GFVGA members and industry suppliers.

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Commercial Vegetables at UGA Production and market information about vegetables grown in Georgia from UGA researchers.
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  • Improving Organic Onions Improving Organic Onions A team of researchers from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is partnering with colleagues from Texas A&M University to find more effective production practices for organic onion growers in the South. Published: 10/11/23
  • Southern Corn Rust Southern Corn Rust Corn in the stage where it becomes more susceptible — when the corn starts to tassel — is at risk for infection with southern corn rust, which can cause significant yield loss without treatment. Published: 06/26/23
  • Reducing Food Waste Reducing Food Waste Consumers hold high standards for fresh food, which farmers aim to meet, but hot summer temperatures and long-haul deliveries can degrade quality even before produce makes it into stores and shipment rejection is a familiar reality in the horticultural industry. Published: 06/01/23
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Top Producers
County Name Value
Colquitt $219,348,440
Echols 166,060,502
Decatur 119,872,110
Tattnall 86,610,384
Tift 82,476,740
Toombs 77,879,950
Mitchell 59,006,926
Worth 57,364,000
Brooks 37,487,428
Cook 36,774,881
State Total: $1,305,081,351

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