Summer's drought doesn’t do in pumpkin crop in McHenry County
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The summer's drought and high temperatures wreaked havoc on crops, but pumpkins this year have been doing well, thanks to timely rains and enough heat to cut down on plant diseases. File photo.
MCHENRY COUNTY, ILL.--Thanks to timely rains and stretches of dry heat—which help cut down on disease—the pumpkin crop in northern Illinois is doing great, according to a story in the Northwest Herald.
Not all of Illinois—which is the country’s largest pumpkin producer—did well, with the southern part of the state suffering crop losses.
Pumpkins may be ripening a bit early, but they’ll still be more than ready for Halloween, according to Lloyd Goebbert, owner of a pumpkin farm market in Hampshire.