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A crop so waterlogged, it's scary

Christine Peterson for the boston GlobeStanley Brzoska of Pumpkin Valley Farm in Southwick, with his dog, said mold has taken a toll. He expects to harvest less than half his usual 40 tons. Christine Peterson for the boston GlobeStanley Brzoska of Pumpkin Valley Farm in Southwick, with his dog, said mold has taken a toll. He expects to harvest less than half his usual 40 tons. (Christine Peterson for the boston Globe)
By Michael Levenson
Globe Staff / September 18, 2008

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Al Berard headed into his fields one morning only to discover that one of his beloved 500-pound pumpkins had burst like a balloon stuck on the nozzle of a garden hose. Then it happened again. And again. (Full article: 864 words)

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