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TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

Experts are expecting a lower yield for pecan crops this year. The recent rainy and gray conditions are to blame and overall disease pressure over the last year.

Associate Professor of Horticulture, Lenny Wells, says these types of conditions are a close match to patterns seen back in 2003.

"In 2004 we came back with only 45 million pounds of pecans in the state, which was one of the lowest yields we've had in a long time," said Lenny Wells, Associate Professor of Horticulture. "So, that doesn't really bode well for the coming year. I hope I'm wrong in that, but I'm expecting somewhat of an off crop."

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