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Lenny Wells

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.

Green Shucks, Sticktights, and Poor Kernel Development

This year’s harvest season is progressing and growers are seeing a problem with many early varieties exhibiting problems with green shuck stick-tights. As growers shake trees many green nuts are falling out still in unopened green shucks. This has been especially noticeable in Pawnee and Oconee, although we have observed…
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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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