We planted some climbing okra in the high tunnel this year. The seeds were given to us by Gene Campbell last year. Climbing okra isn't a real okra but is a member of the cucumber-gourd-pumpkin family or Cucurbita. The scientific name is Luffa acutangula and some of the common names are climbing okra, Chinese okra and ridged gourd. It is a warm season annual vine with bright … [Read more...] about Climbing okra anyone?
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Dr. Chin-Feng Hwang and Missouri State University is hosting the North American Grape Breeders Conference this year. The group began their two day conference with a Welcome from Dr. Jim Baker, VP of Sponsored Research and International Programs followed by introductions and research presentations by Dr. Wenping Qiu and Dr. Hwang. Then the group divided up taking turns to tour … [Read more...] about North American Grape Breeders visit the Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station
Here are the juice analysis results from the berries sampled this morning: Cultivar Brix pH TA g/100ml Chardonel F 19.1 3.02 1.283 Seyval Blanc 19.7 3.09 0.960 Traminette 16.6 2.89 1.245 Vidal Blanc 15.4 2.97 1.437 … [Read more...] about Grape juice analysis results
Our grape harvest begins with Cayuga White. We also have some table grapes to harvest this week. … [Read more...] about Grape harvest begins with Cayuga White
GDD base 50 accumulation for today = 2330 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 … [Read more...] about Grape phenology and GDD accumulation