Two groups of students will spend 2 days each this week (June 12 - 15) at the Mountain Grove campus to work in our vineyards. Monday and Tuesday we covered grape phenology and grape softwood propagation.
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Dr. Karl Wilker and I held our last Wine Appreciation for Consumers class yesterday evening with our food and wine pairing. The students paired 8 wines with foods including maple bacon wrapped kielbasa, sausage and cheese stuffed mushrooms, fruity bruschetta on crostini, buffalo chicken dip, strawberries, cheese, mini cheesecakes, pineapple salsa with tortilla chips and brownie … [Read more...]
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 research being conducted at the station. The students also toured … [Read more...]
Representatives from MSU International Leadership and Training Center and approximately 50 students from the Ningxia University in China visited the Fruit Station to learn about the research we are conducting and the facilities and resources we have to offer. The students are currently attending Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. Students were introduced to … [Read more...]
Three groups of students from the Chinese program spent three days working in the vineyards at the State Fruit Experiment Station last week on Tuesday May 31, Thursday June 2 and today Friday June 10. They worked with me recording phenology using the E-L chart. Susanne Howard showed the group how to take grape cuttings for propagation and Shelia Long and her crew - Emma, … [Read more...]