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Dr. Elliott’s retirement party

Dr. Elliott is fixing to retire on August 1, 2016. We had a fish fry to help celebrate his retirement. People recounted all that he has done for our State Fruit Experiment Station and for each of us personally. We will certainly miss him!

Thanks to Pam Turner for the photos!

Anson received a commemorative plaque, a poem and a pocket knife as presents.
Anson received a commemorative plaque, a poem and a pocket knife as presents.
He seemed to like the pocket knife best of all.
He seemed to like the pocket knife best of all.
What a sweet retirement card!
What a sweet retirement card!
We will all miss him and we all wish him the best retirement ever!
We will all miss him and we all wish him the best retirement ever!
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Grape phenology and GDD accumulation

GDD base 50 accumulation count beginning April 1 = 1010  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 phenology and GDD accumulation

GDD base 50 accumulation count beginning April 1 = 839  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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Chinese practicum students work in the vineyards at Mountain Grove

Three groups of students from the Chinese program spent three days working in the vineyards at the State Fruit Experiment Station last week on Tuesday May 31, Thursday June 2 and today Friday June 10. They worked with me recording phenology using the E-L chart. Susanne Howard showed the group how to take grape cuttings for propagation and Shelia Long and her crew – Emma, Rachel, Lisa and Skyler showed the group how to shoot position, sucker the grape trunks and how to train vines. Here are some photos.

The students had to decide which development stage the grapevines had reached.
The students had to decide which development stage the grapevines had reached.
The students worked on phenology in groups of 2.
The students worked on phenology in groups of 2.
Once the groups were finished with a particular cultivar, we got together and compared notes.
Once the groups were finished with a particular cultivar, we got together and compared notes.
The students also suckered the vines (removed shoots from the base and trunk) and shoot positioned (untangled the fruiting shoots growing from the cordons).
The students also suckered the vines (removed shoots from the base and trunk) and shoot positioned (untangled the fruiting shoots growing from the cordons).
Shelia Long (foreground) and her crew worked with the students.
Shelia Long (foreground) and her crew worked with the students.
Here we are in the Virus Index vineyard.
Here we are in the Virus Index vineyard.
Some shoot thinning was involved.
Some shoot thinning was involved.
Some more canopy management.
Some more canopy management.
Looks like we are done!
Looks like we are done!

 

 

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Grape phenology and GDD accumulation

GDD base 50 accumulation count beginning April 1 = 677   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 phenology and GDD Accumulation

GDD base 50 accumulation count beginning April 1 = 570   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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