Skip to Content

About Lenny Wells

I am a Professor of Horticulture and Extension Horticulture Specialist for pecans at the University of Georgia. My research and extension programs focus on practical cultural management strategies that help to enhance the economic and environmental sustainability of pecan production in Georgia.

Virtual County Pecan Meeting Registration

Our first virtual pecan production meeting will be held this Thursday (Jan 21) at 6:00 pm. Additional dates and times are February 9th at 9am and March 9th at 6pm. You will hear presentations from myself (Horticulture), Dr. Angelita Acebes (Entomology), Jason Brock (Plant Pathology) and Andrew Sawyer (SE Area…
Read More

Profitability of ‘Lakota’ pecan

The top concern on growers’ minds right now is reducing the cost of production. Here in the Southeast, over 12% of the variable cost of production comes from the cost of fungicide to control pecan scab. Its the highest single annual expense outside labor costs. Fuel follows closely behind. If…
Read More

What’s going on with the pecan market?

Harvest season has arrived for pecans in Georgia. We have an excellent crop of pecans this year from the perspective of both volume and quality. However, the pecan market is quite disturbing to most growers at the moment. Prices so far in the early part of the harvest season are…
Read More

Pecan Growers Eligible for CFAP 2 payments

USDA is implementing Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Pecans are included in this round. Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2, or CFAP 2, will provide producers with financial assistance that gives them the ability to absorb…
Read More

Harvest About to Begin

Pawnee nuts have been opening for a couple of weeks now, which means harvest is fast approaching. I have heard of one grower shaking already but I expect we will see the Pawnee harvest begin in earnest next week. If you are planning to shake Pawnee next week, it is…
Read More