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Pumpkins aplenty despite drought

September 26, 2012

 GOURDIAN KNOT  — Drought hasn’t discouraged pumpkin growers. (U of A Division of Ag file photo by Kevin Quinn)

At Jonesboro TV station KAIT, meteorologist Bryan McCormick reports that  despite drought, there are pumpkins aplenty.  Several local pumpkin growers are enjoying an unusually large pumpkin crop, despite the exceptional lack of summer rain. It’s because these gourds do not require much water to flourish. In fact, the remnants of Hurricane Isaac nearly wiped out Katie Pebbles’s crop, dumping 10 inches of rain in only 3 days. SEE MORE … 

 

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