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Author Archives: Marilyn Odneal

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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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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Grape phenology and GDD accumulation

GDD base 50 accumulation count beginning April 1 = 3628 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 Basically all grapes have been harvested with the exception of Norton in the Foundation Vineyard, North rows 6 – 9, …

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Sweet potato fasciation

John Rumfelt brought his weird looking Beauregard sweet potato vine in to the station wondering why it looked so strange. It is fasciated – flattened and ribbed – due to hormonal imbalance from a mutation or other factors. Fasciation is …

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Grape juice analysis

Here are the juice analysis results from the berry samples collected this morning. 6-Oct-16 Cultivar ˚Brix pH TA  g/100ml Norton F 24.0 3.52 0.713 Norton NN 22.7 3.49 0.885 Norton NS 23.1 3.61 0.720 Norton R 23.4 3.60 0.773  

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