Southern Illinois orchard says pumpkin crop survived drought 'quite well' | Home & Garden
ALTO PASS, IL (KFVS) - A Southern Illinois orchard is reporting they have not seen any bad effects from the drought on their pumpkin crop.
Rendelman Orchards Vice President Wayne Sirles says this is the first year they planted pumpkins and weren't sure what to expect, but the pumpkins survived the drought quite well, with only limited irrigation early on.
"In fact, we have also seen information from other farmers that the drought may have contributed to them experiencing fewer diseases with their crops that in years past," Sirles said.
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