Lenny Wells

  • Scorching Leaves on Young Pecan Trees

    For the last few years, I have had many calls related to the leaves of young pecan trees scorching and often dropping from the tree in mid-summer. We’ve investigated this from a number of angles and while a host of factors can contribute to the problem (nutritional imbalance, cold damage, etc.), it appears to me…

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  • USDA hearings for the Federal Pecan Marketing Order will be held July 27-30 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Tifton; 201 Boo Drive, Tifton, Georgia. The increasing pecan acreage has many growers concerned that the increased production from additional orchards will cause prices to bottom out as soon as these nuts begin to hit the…

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  • Time for Fruit Thinning

    Hedging pecan trees has quelled some of the interest in fruit thinning lately. But, there’s much more interest in hedging in Georgia than there are hedging machines to do the job at this point. As a result, most Georgia pecan growers should still consider fruit thinning as the most viable option for relieving stress from…

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  • The University of Georgia College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences has now made it possible for those interested in learning how to grow pecans to purchase the Southeastern Pecan Growers Handbook On-line. See the link below for ordering information: Southeastern Pecan Growers Handbook Ordering Information

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  • What to Look for in your Leaf Samples

    The time for pecan leaf tissue sampling has arrived. The recommended  period for this is from July 7-August 7. The reason for this window of time is that the nutrients are at their most stable point here at mid-season. This gives you the best idea of the nutritional status of your trees. Prior to this some…

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  • Irrigation Schedule for Pecan Production

    Intense heat has arrived in South Georgia this week with daily high temperatures in the upper 90’s . This occurs as nuts are sizing and the water demand for pecan trees begins to increase. Up to June pecan trees benefit from irrigation but only need a fraction of the amount they require as the crop…

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  • Update on UGA Extension Pecan Hotline

    UGA Extension Entomologist, Dr. Will Hudson has informed me of on-going technical problems with the Pecan Hotline. Dr. Hudson’s update for the hotline on June 15, 2015 follows: The weather has settled into a pretty normal pattern after a very dry May. In my yard we got less than a quarter inch of rain for…

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