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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.

How Late are Stuarts?

I’ve had a lot of calls over the last 3 weeks about Stuarts lagging behind and not opening. However, I don’t think they are actually behind as much as it seems they are. Stuart always has an interrupted and prolonged shuck split in which it opens a few and then…
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Hurricane Ian

I have waited until this point to comment on Ian since its path has remained uncertain. It could still change, but it looks as though we have the best case scenario for south Georgia if it stays on the current predicted path, considereing the way it looked a few days…
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Pecan Crop Needing Some Sunshine

With the exception of some scab pressure throughout July, we’ve had pretty good growing conditions all season to this point and the appearance of the crop shows it. Growers have done a fine job of protecting the nuts from scab throughout the rainy periods. Industry forecasts currently have Georgia estimated…
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Water Split is On Way

This is just a reminder that given the recent rain and the stage the pecans are in, if you have not seen it already, you we will likely be seeing water stage fruit split on many varieties over the next couple weeks. Water stage fruit-split of pecan is often a…
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