Pecan farmers say they had the worst season ever
Mon, 13 Jan 2014 02:44:38 GMT —
Pecan farmers say this is one of the worst seasons they've ever seen.
Due to bad weather conditions between the months April through August, many pecans developed a fungus called scab. This fungus causes the nut to deteriorate and caused only about 50-million pounds to be produced this year. This is nearly half of the usual expected production of 90-million pounds of pecans.
To add to the disappointment, Farmer Bo Mowry says this was said to be a great season to sell pecans, but because of the conditions and productions the cost for Pecans decreased for this year.
Mowry adds he was fortunate that he did not lose as much crop this year by growing a pecan tree called the "money maker" which is different from the desirabl" tree that most farmers grow.
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