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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

State pecan trees weather the drought

The summer drought could have severely affected this year’s pecan yields, but thanks to Tropical Storm Lee, growers are optimistic about the crop.
The entire Southeast experienced a dry growing season until Tropical Storm Lee hit in early September.
“The rains were very timely and needed,” said David Ingram, plant pathologist with the Mississippi State University Central Research and Extension Center in Raymond.

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