Even with the late frost and cold temperatures the peach trees still needed to be thinned this year. We decided not to mechanically thin them since about 30% of the buds had damage. We waited until they set fruit and are manually thinning them to one
The 2017 Missouri Blueberry School was held on March 17 & 18th. This two-day event is a collaboration between University of Missouri Extension, Missouri State Darr College of Agriculture and Lincoln University Cooperative Extension. Friday, March 17 was held in Springfield,
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