Breadcrumb Home Plants and Soil Plants and Soil The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) protects farmers and consumers. We make sure that seed, live plants, and fertilizer are sold by licensed dealers, and we regulate specialty fertilizers and other soil amendments. Contact GDA Questions, concerns, complaints? Let us know. Find Licenses Search for licensed businesses. Apply for a License Apply for or renew your business license(s). Areas Plants & Seed Commercial farmers, home gardeners, hemp growers or producers, beekeepers, seed dealers: visit this section for helpful information, regulations, and licensing. Soil & Fertilizers Do you produce fertilizer, lime, horticultural growing media, or other soil amendments? Visit this section for information, regulations, and licensing.