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Lenny Wells

About Lenny Wells

I am an Associate Professor 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.

2019 Pecan Harvest Season Prices

As you go to sell your pecans this harvest season, be sure you know the prices at which nuts are selling. Current USDA pecan prices can be found at the link below and  are updated each Tuesday through the harvest season: https://search.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/tv_fv140.txt In addition to the above, as of last…
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Leaf Drop/Scorch and Water

We have reached the time of year when we begin to see a lot of odd things happening to the foliage of pecan trees. The long season is coming to a close and the trees are beginning to shift gears a little as some nutrients have moved from the leaves…
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New Fungicide Labeled For Pecans

It’s too late to help us for this year, but there is a new fungicide labeled for pecans that provides a totally new chemistry for us to use in our arsenal of weapons to fight pecan scab and its performance on nut scab in UGA Plant Pathologist Dr. Tim Brenneman’s…
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Upcoming Pecan Field Days

We have arrived at the time of year for a number of pecan field days in the Southeast. See below for dates, locations, and contact info: August 28, 2019: SE Georgia Pecan Field Day, 8 AM-Noon lunch Location: Parker Brothers Farm, 334 Veal Camp Rd., Baxley, GA Contact Appling County…
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Time for Full Capacity on Irrigation

Its time to crank up the irrigation in pecans orchards as shell hardening is completed and kernel filling begins. All irrigation systems should be at full capacity from now through mid September in orchards bearing a commercial crop. This means 3600-4000 gal/acre/day for drip and micro-sprinkler systems and 1.5″-2″ per…
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Time for Water Stage Fruit Split

Its that time again. Nothing to get alarmed about. This is from my blog plost on August 9, 2017: If you have noticed  a sudden fruit shed over the last few days, you are most likely seeing the results of water stage fruit split. This is a common problem that…
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