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Grape phenology and GDD accumulation

GDD base 50 accumulated since April 1 = 2692
http://agebb.missouri.edu/weather/reports/gddTable.asp

Phenology stages according to the Modified E-L system
http://door.uwex.edu/files/2010/10/ModifiedEichhornLorennzsystem.pdf

 

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Kid Fest

The 2015 Kid Fest was held today at the Mountain Grove Fairgrounds. The Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station participated with a honey bee display and bean bag toss. Surya Sapkota, Logan Duncan, Jennifer Morganthaler, and Susanne Howard all participated. The rain held off until we were packing to go!

Our group Logan, Jennifer, Surya and Susanne.
Our group Logan, Jennifer, Surya and Susanne.
Surya referees the bean bag toss.
Surya referees the bean bag toss.
Jennifer and her friend Buzz entertain the kids.
Jennifer and her friend Buzz entertain the kids.
Logan in full bee armor.
Logan in full bee armor.
A young fellow tries out the bee smoker.
A young fellow tries out the bee smoker.
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Grape phenology and GDD accumulation

GDD base 50 accumulated since April 1 = 2560
http://agebb.missouri.edu/weather/reports/gddTable.asp

Phenology stages according to the Modified E-L system
http://door.uwex.edu/files/2010/10/ModifiedEichhornLorennzsystem.pdf

 

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Grape juice analysis and note on Cayuga White harvest

The Cayuga White in the Foundation Vineyard was harvested today.

The results of the juice analysis for the berries collected this morning are as follows:

11-Aug-15
Cultivar ˚Brix pH TA
Chardonel F 20.0 2.92 1.305
Delaware MVEC 19.9 3.10 0.953
Sunbelt MVEC 12.2 2.86 1.242
Traminette F 15.5 2.74 1.313
Valvin Muscat MVEC 14.8 3.14 1.178
Vignoles F 18.7 2.92 1.632

 

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Grape phenology and GDD accumulation

GDD base 50 accumulated since April 1 = 2401
http://agebb.missouri.edu/weather/reports/gddTable.asp

Phenology stages according to the Modified E-L system
http://door.uwex.edu/files/2010/10/ModifiedEichhornLorennzsystem.pdf

 

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Family Nutrition Education Program Tour

University of Missouri Extension Agents in the Family Nutrition Education Program for the Southwest Missouri Region held their monthly meeting here at the State Fruit Experiment Station. Cristi Crisp, agent for Wright County invited the group. Christi has recently relocated to the experiment station as it is developing into an outreach center for the area.

The Family Nutrition Education Program group went on a hay wagon tour of the State Fruit Experiment Station.
The Family Nutrition Education Program group went on a hay wagon tour of the State Fruit Experiment Station.
After the hayride, the group toured the distillery and the crush pad.
After the hayride, the group toured the distillery and the crush pad.
The group then toured the winery.The group then toured the winery.The group then toured the winery.The group then toured the winery.The group then toured the winery.The group then toured the winery.The group then toured the winery.
The group then toured the winery.
C. J. Odneal presented our wines to the group for tasting.
C. J. Odneal presented our wines to the group for tasting.
Somehow, Christi found the largest wine glass in the winery!
Somehow, Christi found the largest wine glass in the winery!
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