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VSC News:‘Light’ Crop: Weather Impacts SE Pecans

The rainy and cloudy weather this summer has reduced the yield of pecans according to this article in Vegetable and Specialty Crop News. Pollination and early development was delayed due to spring weather and cloudy weather during the nut-filling season reduced the development of the kernels, leading to light yields compared to sunnier years. Producers can spray to protect against scab, but there is nothing they can do if the sun does not shine, according to the article.

Source: USDA via Commons Wikimedia