Pecan trees “loaded”

Pecans are looking good in Hood County. “Most trees are loaded, and we have several reports of limbs breaking due to the weight of the crop,” Hood County AgriLife Extension Agent Marty Vahlenkamp said. Despite the drought, the state’s pecan harvest will be exceptionally large this year, a predicted 65 million pounds, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. On an average year, the Texas crop is between 50 million and 55 million pounds.