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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Grape phenology and GDD accumulation

GDD base 50 accumulated since April 1 =¬†539 (+55 departure from normal) at Mountain Grove 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 Observed broken shoots due to wind and storms. Cold, rainy weather¬†prevalent during blossom for several …

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Grape phenology and GDD accumulation

GDD base 50 accumulated since April 1 = 434 (+61 departure from normal) at Mountain Grove 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 Observed open flowers on Concord, Sunbelt, Catawba, and Cayuga White.

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New strawberry planting

Fifteen varieties of strawberries were planted today in ribbon rows for Dr. Kaps’ research project. Varieties include: AC Valley Sunser, AC Wendy, Allstar, Annapolis, Brunswick, Cabot, Chandler, Daroyal, Darselect, Eros, Galletta, Honeoye, Jewel, Mesabi, and Record. CLICK ON PHOTO FOR …

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First day on the job

It was the first day on the job for several summer workers at the State Fruit Experiment Station. The group suckered and shoot thinned Cayuga White, Catawba and Norton grapevines.

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Blackberry winter

Ok, I was looking at the blackberry flowers on Thursday, wearing shorts and enjoying warm weather. It dawned on me that the blackberries were blooming without a blackberry winter! Friday, I stepped outside in my shorts and ran back in …

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Grape canopy management

To date, last week we have shoot thinned the West Catawba vineyard and removed fruit from low pruning weight or small vines. This week we have shoot and cluster thinned the MVEC Chambourcin rows and have shoot thinned the Seyval …

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