With the early warm temperatures we experienced this year the Fruit Trees were already beginning to bloom when the temperatures turned cold again. On March 15th the temperature at the Fruit Station dropped to 14 degrees Fahrenheit. Critical temperatures for frost
A tree fruit pruning workshop was held at the Fruit Station on Saturday March 18th. Those in attendance received instructions on proper pruning and tool safety as well as some hands on pruning in the demonstration garden in the field.
We calibrated the John Bean Sprayer today in preparation for applying dormant oil to the fruit trees.
The field crew began pruning peach trees yesterday. The crew will work on this over the next couple of weeks. We prune the peaches after most of the other fruit crops at the station since peaches can be injured if
The plastic was replaced today on the high tunnel. The entire crew took advantage of the nice warm day with calm winds to replace the plastic on the high tunnel. It takes teamwork, patience and some muscle to pull the
The field crew began pruning the Apple trees today. The crew will work on this over the next several weeks as there are almost 4 acres of Apple Orchard’s and approximately 450 trees of various sizes.
Dr. James Baker – Vice President for Research and Economic Development and International Programs, Dr. Erin Parrish – Director of Office of Research Administration, and Thomas Downs Esq. visited the Fruit Station today and met with Darr School of Agriculture Director
On Thursday, November 10 we hosted members of the Missouri Postsecondary Agricultural Student Organization. Approximately 140 Agriculture students from 8 Community Colleges visited the Fruit Station. The event consisted of presentations about the Darr School of Agriculture, Agriculture in Nepal and current
The field crew started harvesting black walnuts for a research trial being conducted in cooperation with Hammons Black Walnut company in Stockton, Missouri. The nuts for each grafted variety are collected, hulled, bagged and labeled. Hammons will generate data for the improved varieties
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) was collected in the High Tunnel on the raspberry plants and identified by our Entomologist Dr. Maciej Pszczolkowski. The BMSB is native to East Asian and was introduced to the US in 1996. It has since been