Firmness and Splitting in Grapes

This year I harvested several different cultivars of grapes for the purpose of seeing what kind of firmness and splitting data I could get.  It was not a true study, just a quick “look-see” to get an idea of how … Continue reading

Anthracnose on Bunch Grapes

More rain is falling today and is expected for the next few days.  All this wet and cooler weather creates good conditions for anthracnose infections.  Anthracnose (Elsinoe ampelina) can be severe in years with heavy and consistent rainfall (like this … Continue reading

2015 Mississippi Grape and Muscadine Short Courses Announced

Thanks to a grant from the Specialty Crops Block grant program and the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, MSU Extension Service will be hosting two short courses for grape and muscadine growers.  One will be held in Verona and … Continue reading

Schedule for 2013 Beaumont Field Day

Tomorrow is the Field Day at the Beaumont Horticultural Unit (http://msucares.com/crec/beaumont_office.html).  Below is the schedule.  As you can see, I will be speaking about bunch grapes.  Earlier this year we put out some Villard blanc, Miss blanc, and Blanc du … Continue reading