We planted Sunbelt and Valvin Muscat/C3309 grapes today. The Sunbelt was planted in row 7 and the Valvin Muscat in rows 5 & 6 of the MVEC Vineyard.
Dr. Hwang brought his wife and two daughters to the experiment station today – not for a visit – but to put them t work! The Hwang family went out into the vineyards to collect grape leaves for DNA extraction
Joe Rasmussen, Vesta practicum student, and I were taking grape phenology in the north vineyard when we saw a family of geese. We looked at the pond and saw two families swimming around.
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
The calyptra or cap falls off of the grape flower for it to bloom.
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.
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
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.
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
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