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At the Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station

Grape phenology and GDD accumulation

GDD base 50 accumulated since April 1 = 3469
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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Vesta enology students tow the line

Vesta enology students work on the Port bottling line as part of their practicum requirement in Vesta coursework. See more about this online grape and wine program at http://www.vesta-usa.org/

The bottling line begins with sparging the empty bottles with nitrogen to displace the oxygen before filling.
The bottling line begins with sparging the empty bottles with nitrogen to displace the oxygen before filling.
The full  bottles are then corked, labeled, capsuled and boxed.
The full bottles are then corked, labeled, capsuled and boxed.
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Grape phenology and GDD accumulation

GDD base 50 accumulated since April 1 = 3448
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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Grape phenology and GDD accumulation

GDD base 50 accumulated since April 1 = 3365
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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Grape juice chemistry

Juice analysis results from the berry samples collected YESTERDAY morning are as follows:

6-Oct-14
Cultivar ˚Brix pH TA g/100ml
Catawba W 18.5 3.31 0.945
Norton NN 24.0 3.44 1.024
Norton NS 22.2 3.36 1.028
Norton R 24.9 3.49 0.930

 

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