Nestled on the Missouri State University-Mountain Grove campus is the Missouri State Winery and Distillery. It's a licensed, award-winning facility. One man whose dedication and expertise have advanced the facility’s operations is Dr. Karl Wilker. He serves as manager, winemaker, and distiller. He’s also a research professor at the Darr College of Agriculture. The college … [Read more...] about Making a name in wines and spirits
It’s a win for molecular grape breeding. New funding has been approved for a research project that uses genomic technology to create better varieties of grapes faster. The VitisGen2 project led by Cornell University, is a collaboration of 25 scientists from 11 different institutions, including Missouri State University. They are working in multidisciplinary teams to … [Read more...] about Helping to create the next generation of grapes
Dr. Chin-Feng Hwang, professor of agriculture at Darr College of Agriculture at Missouri State University (MSU), Li-Ling Chen, research specialist in the Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station at Darr College of Agriculture at MSU, and three students; Surya Sapkota, an MSU/University of Missouri collaborative Ph.D. student, and Jacob Schneider and Will Knuckles, both plant … [Read more...] about Agriculture students present grape breeding research at conference
This summer, Dr. Chin-Feng Hwang's graduate students, Daniel Adams and Surya Sapkota, began sampling berries for juice analysis from vines resulting from their grape breeding work. They want to relate berry and wine quality to particular genes in grapevine. In the past, we have observed differences in juice analysis results between species related to the processing technique … [Read more...] about Plant science grad students publish in industry newsletter
The end of the semester is always busy for students, faculty and staff. This year was no exception. However, for many the crazy schedule did not stop after classes ended, so we wanted to take a minute to share a couple exciting things people have done the last couple of weeks. China Study Away Shortly after graduation Dr. Melissa Remley travelled to China with five … [Read more...] about We’ve Been Busy!