Source: Mississippi State University

Although Mississippi pecan growers' hopes for high yields were dashed by lack of rain, they still anticipate having a good crop to sell.

Pecans fill out between late August and the end of September. Timely rains are necessary for nutmeat to fully develop, but Mississippi did not get those rains this year, said David Ingram, plant pathologist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

"Some of the nuts may be lighter, and it will take more of these pecans to make a pound than it would if they were fully developed," he said. "The lack of rain certainly hurt the fill out."
 
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