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UMass Cranberry Station

The mission of the UMass Cranberry Station is to maintain and enhance the economic viability of the Massachusetts cranberry industry through research, extension and to serve the public welfare by supporting economic development and protection of the environment. We have specialists in Plant Pathology, Entomology, Environmental Physiology, Plant Nutrition/Cultural Practices, Weed Science/Integrated Pest Management, and Floriculture. The Cranberry Station, located in southeastern Massachusetts, is recognized as a leader in the United States and worldwide for research and outreach programs on cranberry culture.

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UMass Pesticide Safety Training

Please see Events Page for more info on our Annual Pesticide Safety meeting in April.

Worker Protection Standard Handler Trainings

Please see Events page for Spring WPS training dates.

24c Special Local Needs Labels Approved

MDAR approved Devrinol 2XT for use of multiple applications on new plants and the use of Intensity and Intensity ONE through chemigation. 

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EPA Denies Section 18 Petition for Kerb

EPA reviewed the Section 18 request for the use of Kerb 3.3 SC to control dodder and determined our petition did not provide information that establishes an "emergency condition".  In order to use a pesticide not labeled for use, a non-routine event must be described and substantiated to confirm that the pest problem rises to the level of an "emergency".  EPA acknowledged that while dodder may be a difficult pest to manage, it is a routine condition.

Thus, Kerb CANNOT be applied to cranberry bogs! It is an illegal application.  Any questions, please call me.

Hilary Sandler, x 21