Over 100 speakers and participants attended our high tunnel workshop. In the morning we heard talks on high tunnel construction and tomato and raspberry production. A panel discussion/luncheon was held in the pavilion and then we toured the Fruit Experiment Station high tunnel and the Missouri State Winery and Distillery.
Thanks to Avery Crisp, Haley Walters and Jennifer Morganthaler for taking photos of the event. Funds for this workshop were provided in part through the Missouri Department of Agriculture USDA’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.
The Forest Technology Systems weather station senses and records data for the Fire Program got an upgrade today from Department of Conservation personnel Ben Webster, MDC Fire Program Supervisor; Terry Thompson, MDC Forestry Ozark Regional Supervisor and Russell Hinnah, MDC Forest District Supervisor. The information this station records is available at http://mesowest.utah.edu/ (by clicking on the state of Missouri on the map, then selecting the RAWS network and refreshing the map).
The high school students in the George Washington Carver Program offered through the Darr School of Agriculture visited the experiment station this morning. They went on a hay wagon tour, learned about small fruit crops and fruit pests, and later collected and processed grape cuttings for propagation.
We have had so much rain this year, even into July. In May, we had a total of 6.63 inches; June 7.02 inches; and so far in July 5.87 inches! Randy Stout asked me to take a photo of our pond since he doesn’t remember it being this high.