Dr. Hwang's grad students are working on canopy management in the Genomics Vineyard. They are working on vines of varying ages and are suckering, training, shoot thinning and shoot positioning. It is a lovely day to work out in the vineyard! … [Read more...] about Grad students work on canopy management in the Genomics Vineyard
Each year netting is applied over the Blueberry plants to protect them from the birds. This year the field crew built a larger hoop style frame and sewed the netting together. The goal is not only to keep the birds from eating the fruit, but we hope to have less damage to the plants and fewer berries knocked off since the net is not touching the plants. This should also be … [Read more...] about Blueberry Netting
Faculty and students from UniCesumar, a private university in Maringá, Brazil visited the Fruit Station today. The students and faculty come to Missouri State for a short study away program in which they have classes and tour companies and operations across the entire state. Missouri State students and faculty will travel to Brazil later this month for a similar experience. … [Read more...] about Faculty and Students from UniCesumar University, Maringá Brazil Visit Fruit Station
Six members of the Graduate Student Senate, led by Stephanie Morrison, toured the State Fruit Experiment Station Friday, May 3. Dr. Chin-Feng Hwang welcomed the group who were introduced to Jennifer Morganthaler, Susanne Howard, Shelia Long, C. J. Odneal and myself. The rain held off for a field tour after a winery distillery tour. Pam Turner helped the group with their … [Read more...] about MSU Graduate Student Senators tour the Mountain Grove Campus
The five Viticulture Engineering students from Ningxia who are taking the viticulture course I teach invited me to have lunch on Sunday, April 7. When I arrived, I was served a feast of wonderful Chinese foods cooked by my students!! Everything was delicious and I am going to try a few of the recipes in the future. … [Read more...] about Viticulture Engineering students make great chefs!