Missourians can expect a pretty good local pumpkin crop this fall.
David Trinklein, a plant sciences professor at the University of Missouri. He said last year’s heat and drought was tough on pumpkins. This summer was better, even though farmers had to plant a little later than normal due to all the spring rains. “I don’t know that bumper crop is the right word, but nonetheless it’s a large crop of pumpkins,” Trinklein said.