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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.

Easter Cold Snap and Pecans

With budbreak on the move, I’ve fielded questions the last couple days about the potential effects of the upcoming cold weather on pecans. Many varieties and locations are just beginning to see a little budbreak while others are a little further along. Usually you have to get down to 28…
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Ambrosia Beetles Are Active

Be on the lookout for Asian Ambrosia beetle in young pecan tree plantings. We have had reports coming in from various locations throughout the state, including Cook County, the Ft. Valley area, and sites in Eastern Georgia as well. As temperatures begin to warm up this week the activity could…
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Quality Loss Adjustment Program Documentation

Pecans are eligible for the Quality Loss Adjustment Program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture‚Äôs (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced signup for the Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program began Wednesday, January. 6, 2021. This program provides assistance to producers who suffered eligible crop quality losses due to natural disasters occurring…
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Slides from Pecan Production Meetings

The slides from our virtual pecan production meetings are available now on our UGA Pecan Team Website. Presentations are available from 2018-2021. Click the link below and then look under 2021 to access recent presentations: https://pecans.uga.edu/resources/presentations/county-meetings.html
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Virtual County Pecan Meeting Registration

Our first virtual pecan production meeting will be held this Thursday (Jan 21) at 6:00 pm. Additional dates and times are February 9th at 9am and March 9th at 6pm. You will hear presentations from myself (Horticulture), Dr. Angelita Acebes (Entomology), Jason Brock (Plant Pathology) and Andrew Sawyer (SE Area…
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