East Texas Pecan Grower Says Wet Spring Hit Area’s Crop

CARTHAGE — While a dry, hot summer is taking a toll on much of the state’s pecan crop, the wet spring in East Texas may have been a bigger factor.

“The crop is going to be light,” said James Livergood, who owns and operates a 30-acre pecan orchard near Palestine with his wife Suzy.

Like growers across the state, Livergood said this past week he’s expecting the East Texas crop to be of average to below-average yield. Quality is fair, he said.

To read the rest of the story, please go to: Tyler Morning Telegraph