Lenny Wells

  • 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 degrees or less for several…

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  • Budbreak has arrived for south Georgia pecans. I noticed a few Cape Fear and Elliot trees beginning to break bud this weekend. I am sure over the next week or two we will see this progress more and the orchards will soon take on that lime green hue of spring to kick off the new…

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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 pick up as well. Due…

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  • Quality Loss Adjustment Program Documentation

    Pecans are eligible for the Quality Loss Adjustment Program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (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 in 2018 and 2019. The…

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  • I just had an article appear in this month’s Pecan South magazine discussing ‘Avalon’ and ‘Zinner’. In that article it mentions Avalon as being a Gloria Grande X Barton cross. This is what Dr. Conner originally thought upon its release and this is what’s stated in the original literature on Avalon because that is the…

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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 Pecan Agent). Click the link…

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