Expectations of a bumper pecan crop in Louisiana this year have been lowered due to unfavorable weather, but that shouldn't affect your pies for the holidays. That's according to LSU AgCenter Associate Professor Charlie Graham, who says their original projection for this year was around 15 million pounds of pecans.
This year’s Louisiana pecan crop is struggling. LSU AgCenter pecan specialist Charlie Graham says some areas, like Coultierville and Tallulah, have better crops than other areas of the state. He says a lot of farmers had problems with insect damage to the crop last summer. More