Drought Takes Bit Of A Toll On Pumpkin Crop

Pumpkins Try To Weather Drought
Pumpkins Try To Weather Drought
Manager Andy Welle stacks pumpkins on a display at Thies Farms in Maryland Heights, Missouri on September 27, 2012. Welle says Thies Farms will produce the normal 100 thousand pumpkins this season however the poundage may be 25 percent off due to the drought condition this summer. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Pumpkins Try To Weather Drought
Pumpkins Try To Weather Drought
Manager Andy Welle displays a pumpkins that is alittle smaller than it should be, at Thies Farms in Maryland Heights, Missouri on September 27, 2012. Welle says Thies Farms will produce the normal 100 thousand pumpkins this season however the poundage may be 25 percent off due to the drought conditions this summer. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Pumpkins Try To Weather Drought
Pumpkins Try To Weather Drought
Manager Andy Welle checks the condition of a 150 pound prize winning pumpkin at Thies Farms in Maryland Heights, Missouri on September 27, 2012. Welle says Thies Farms will produce the normal 100 thousand pumpkins this season however the poundage may be 25 percent off due to the drought conditions this summer. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Pumpkins Try To Weather Drought
Pumpkins Try To Weather Drought
Manager Andy Welle displays a pumpkins that has been destroyed by mold at Thies Farms in Maryland Heights, Missouri on September 27, 2012. Welle says Thies Farms will produce the normal 100 thousand pumpkins this season however the poundage may be 25 percent off due to the drought conditions this summer. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Pumpkins Try To Weather Drought
Pumpkins Try To Weather Drought
Manager Andy Welle checks the condition of his prize winning pumpkins at Thies Farms in Maryland Heights, Missouri on September 27, 2012. Welle says Thies Farms will produce the normal 100 thousand pumpkins this season however the poundage may be 25 percent off due to the drought conditions this summer. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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