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.

Growers Must Adapt to An Evolving Pecan Industry

This has been a year for a lot of sobering thought for Georgia pecan growers. We’ve had to deal with a lot. Trade wars, scab pressure, catastrophic storms, and perhaps most frustrating of all, depressed prices in the wake of losing half the state’s pecan crop. The storm is one…
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2019 County Pecan Production Meetings

Our schedule of county pecan production meetings for 2019 is found below: Jan 31                   Toombs/Montgomery/Truetlen County Feb 5                    Mitchell Feb 6                    Appling Feb 12                  Grady Feb 13                   Colquitt Feb 14                 …
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Where Do We Go From Here?

I’ve had a lot of questions recently about the long-term effects of the Hurricane on our pecan trees and the pecan crops we can expect in the next few years. Until recently our state has not had to endure the after-effects of a direct hit by a major hurricane. The…
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A Dreary Harvest Continues For Some

Now that it appears our two consecutive weeks of rain may have ended, growers who did not sustain devastating damage from Hurricane Michael will continue harvesting after the ground dries out a bit. This kind of rain has not likely been helpful to the quality of the nuts still on…
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