The row of State Fruit Experiment Station grape cultivar releases came under our general management today. We took cuttings of reestablish these cultivars to a different location on the station. The cultivars that were alive in this planting to be reestablished are Ozark Prize, Gasconade, Challenger, Eleven Point, Beaver, Tetra, Bokay and Piney. Cultivars that were lost include … [Read more...] about Grape cuttings of State Fruit Experiment Station releases collected today
The winter measurements were taken today on the Black Walnut project. This project evaluates the use of irrigation to increase growth and field grafting of improved cultivars. Randy, Jeremy, Sheila and I measured and recorded the information for all the trees. This project is funded by a MDA Specialty Crop Block Grant. … [Read more...] about Black Walnut Tree Measurements
The raspberries in bags were rotated out of the high tunnel today and were covered with straw for winter protection. Photos will be uploaded soon. … [Read more...] about Bagged raspberries rotated out of the high tunnel today.
Nuts were collected from improved Black Walnut Cultivars. The nuts were placed in cold storage in early fall and planted in the field on 11-30-18. Wire was placed over the nuts to keep the critters from helping themselves. The remaining nuts will remain in cold storage until spring and will be potted up in the greenhouse to germinate. … [Read more...] about Black Walnut Propagation