UGA Pecan Extension

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.

Prepare for Hurricane Michael Cleanup

As we all prepare for Hurricane Michael’s arrival we hope things do not turn out as bad as they appear. At this time, the storm’s forecast takes a direct route through the heart of Georgia’s major pecan production region as a hurricane or strong tropical storm when it arrives. In…
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Crop Maturity and Leaf Senescence

The 2018 pecan crop is virtually made. Every nut I have cut of every variety I have looked at over the last two weeks is full of kernel. By the middle of last week, in addition to Pawnee, which is about ready for harvest in many orchards, I was seeing…
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Scab and the Cost of Pecan Production in 2018

If nothing else, 2018 has been a wet year. As far as nut scab is concerned, the frequency of rainfall really starts to matter in June and its importance continues on through the rest of the season until shell hardening occurs (or shortly after shell hardening if you grow a…
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Thoughts On the Arrival of Shell Hardening

We have about reached shell hardening on most of our pecans in Georgia at this point. There are a number of things that come along with shell hardening in the process of growing pecans: Expect to see water stage fruit split soon In the coming weeks you will likely see…
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