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First fall frost

It was a frosty morning today after a warm October and November. Our Real-Time Weather Station at Mountain Grove recorded 32.8 degrees Fahrenheit for a low, so only parts of the landscape had frost. The first fall frost is almost

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Grape phenology and GDD accumulation

GDD base 50 accumulation count beginning April 1 = 3885 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 This is the final phenology observation for 2016. We have had unseasonable warm weather through October with no freezing temperatures.

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Grape phenology and GDD accumulation

GDD base 50 accumulation count beginning April 1 = 3793 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 The last vineyard to be harvested was the North Nortons on October 19th. Photos and stages will be included in

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Grape phenology and GDD accumulation

GDD base 50 accumulation count beginning April 1 = 3711 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 Photos and stages will be included in the last observation at the end of October.

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USA tour of Mountain Grove Campus

The USA staff Ambassadors visited the Mountain Grove Campus on Friday, October 7 in the afternoon. We started out with a meet and greet with Dr. Hwang and all available faculty and staff followed by a tasting of MSU wines

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