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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Happy Retirement to Jack!

Jack Atchison, who has worked at the State Fruit Experiment Station for 27 years, is retiring. Presently a field and maintenance worker at the Mountain Grove Campus, he is known for his fondness of John Deere tractors, his possum dinners and …

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Muscat spot on Valvin Muscat grape

This is the third season for our Valvin Muscat grapevines in the field. We had noticed “Muscat spot” on them each year. According to the New Yours State Ag Experiment Station at Geneva Food and LIfe Sciences Bulletin 161, 2006: …

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Vineyard pests, problems and diseases

Vickie Baumer, as part of her internship at Missouri State for her horticulture graduate program through Texas Tech, is scouting our vineyards for symptoms and signs of pests, diseases and problems. Here are some of the photos she has taken …

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Grape phenology and GDD accumulation

GDD base 50 accumulated since April 1 = 863 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 Vickie Baumer recorded phenology and photographed stages this week.

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Grape phenology and GDD accumulation

GDD base 50accumulated since April 1 = 679 http://agebb.missouri.edu/weather/reports/gddTable.asp Phenology stages according to the modified E-L System http://door.uwex.edu/files/2010/modifiedEichhornLorennzsystem.pdf Photos and stages were recorded by Vickie Baumer who is working on her graduate student internshiop through Texas Tech here at the …

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