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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.

Early season insect problems on young trees

The calls have already started coming in on young pecan trees damaged by budmoth and Asian Ambrosia Beetles. Budmoth Damage   This photo shows budmoth damage caught too late. I dont have a good photo of early budmoth damage. But, you will see frass and very fine silk like spider webbing…
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Herbicide choices for young pecan trees

Our recent tree planting survey results from county production meetings across the state indicate over 120,000 pecan trees planted and over 3500 new pecan acres added to the state in 2014. These trees need adequate water and protection from weed competition. As long as the leaves and bark are protected we have…
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