Category Archives: Small Fruit Crops

George Washington Carver students visit the station

The high school students in the George Washington Carver Program offered through the Darr School of Agriculture visited the experiment station this morning. They went on a hay wagon tour, learned about small fruit crops and fruit pests, and later …

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Dr. Hwang’s team at ASEV

Dr. Chin-Feng Hwang, associate professor in the State Fruit Experiment Station, Darr School of Agriculture at Missouri State University (MSU) and four students; Surya Sapkota, an MSU/University of Missouri collaborative Ph.D. student; Logan Duncan, Mia Mann and Brigette Williams, all …

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Last wine class yesterday evening

We held our last Wine Appreciation class last evening ending with the wine and food pairing. Here are some photos taken last night ending with our group shot. Thanks to Steve Beach and Michael Kovens for helping us with class …

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Walnut tree TP-ed over the weekend!

At first glance, it looks like one of the walnut trees at the experiment station was toilet papered in the fashion of a Halloween prank! The tree actually was bagged as part of a walnut breeding project directed by Dr. …

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Replacing missing grapevines

It is important to replace any missing vines in a vineyard so that you maintain maximum productivity. This morning, Ryan Wilson worked with Amanda Gonzales to the Foundation vineyard and note missing and weak grapevines. Ryan and Amanda are students …

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The Great Pumpkin

Logan Duncan, graduate student in Dr. Chin-Feng Hwang’s program, is working on a project cucurbita breeding. He harvested all sizes of pumpkins from his research planting but here we see the biggest one.

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Ningxia scouting party

The instructor and students from the Ningxia University wine program in China scouted the vineyards this morning for pests, diseases and other problems. We found many different things including sour rot with spotted wing drosophila, Grapevine Vein Clearing Virus, phylloxera, …

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