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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Wine competition awards

Missouri State wines won several awards in competitions this year. Maroon Blend received a Gold Sweepstakes at 2013 Mid-American Wine Competition and at the a Silver and 2013 Best Of Class at the Indy International Wine Competition. Other medals include: Gold …

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KidFest

The Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station participated in Kid Fest, an annual event at the Mountain Grove Fairgrounds. The event was held from 1-5pm. We had two tent displays, one with honey bees managed by John Avery and Susanne Howard …

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Grape juice chemistry

Here are the results of the juice analysis of the berries collected this morning. 22-Aug-13 °Brix pH TA Cayuga White F 13.4 2.92 0.983 Chardonel F 15.6 2.93 1.399 Sunbelt MVEC 14.4 2.92 0.915 Valvin Muscat MVEC 13.3 3.16 1.103 …

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Grape juice chemistry

Here are the results of the juice analysis of the berries collected this morning. It looks like we will harvest Cayuga White from the Research Vineyard on Wednesday. Cayuga is picked at a lower degrees brix in order to preserve …

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Grape juice chemistry

Here are the results of the juice analysis from the berries collected this morning. First sunny day after all the rain! Although there is some rot in Cayuga White, Seyval Blanc and Vignoles, we hope that it is sunny and …

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Grape phenology and GDD accumulation

It still looks like rain today! Rain is very depressing for growers looking at grape harvest. We have some bunch rot in Seyval Blanc, Vignoles and Cayuga White. GDD base 50 accumulated since April 1 = 2161 http://agebb.missouri.edu/weather/reports/gddTable.asp Phenology stages according to …

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Unrolling the bird nets

We have a new system to unroll the bird nets for the grape vineyards. We have a winding attachment for the New Holland that makes unrolling and rolling the nets back up much easier than before.  

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