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Grape phenology and GDD accumulation

GDD base 50 accumulated since April 1 = 240 (+110 departure from normal) at Mountain Grove 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

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Grapevine phenology and GDD accumulation

GDD base 50 accumulated since April 1 = 155 (+129 departure from normal) at Mountain Grove 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  

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Mid-America Strawberry Growers

The Mid-America Strawberry Growers Conference was held yesterday and was hosted by the Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station and Simpson’s Family Farm. Jim Goodson and Wayne Simpson presented information to the 53 attendees and the group visited Simpson’s Family Farm …

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Spring Flowers

The first flowers in the spring are always the most exciting ones. This year the first snow crocus opened it’s flower on a sunny (yes, there were a few!) day in the middle of January. Then more appeared. Oddly only …

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Kids are SO funny…

Here are a few things we overheard this children say over the past two days. -“I’m A-Hoo-Chick to bees, but if they’re in the glass, I’m ok.” -“Where’s the King bee?”  “Are there Princesses too?” -“Wanna hear somethin’ funny? My …

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Some more juice chemistry

These are Norton and Cabernet Sauvignon plants that we use for research purposes. pH Brix TA Norton 2.85 18.2 1.946 Cabernet 3.19 18.8 1.049 Interestingly, we also have a number of very small plants grown from seeds from a Norton …

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