Lenny Wells

  • 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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  • Profitability of ‘Lakota’ pecan

    The top concern on growers’ minds right now is reducing the cost of production. Here in the Southeast, over 12% of the variable cost of production comes from the cost of fungicide to control pecan scab. Its the highest single annual expense outside labor costs. Fuel follows closely behind. If we could eliminate or drastically…

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  • As a result of COVID, we will be forced to hold virtual rather than in-person county pecan production meetings this year. I know this comes as a disappointment to many but this is being done in the interest of everyone’s safety. The plan is to host these meetings via Zoom on three separate dates so…

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  • What’s going on with the pecan market?

    Harvest season has arrived for pecans in Georgia. We have an excellent crop of pecans this year from the perspective of both volume and quality. However, the pecan market is quite disturbing to most growers at the moment. Prices so far in the early part of the harvest season are down considerably from recent years.…

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  • Pecan Growers Eligible for CFAP 2 payments

    USDA is implementing Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Pecans are included in this round. Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2, or CFAP 2, will provide producers with financial assistance that gives them the ability to absorb some of the increased marketing…

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