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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.

Current Weather Summary

First Fall Frost Tolerance Sheet for 2019
Ben Lear fruit

The first fact sheet for 2018 showing fall frost tolerances has been posted. 

Tissue Nutrient Testing for Cranberries

If you plan to do tissue tests, collect your samples from mid-August through mid-September.  For more information click here or call the UMass Soil and Plant Nutrient Testing Laboratory at 413-545-2311.

Summer Scale

Summer generation scale infesting leaves and berries on the bog.  Please click here for pictures.

Degrees Days and Dormancy discussed

Please click here to read a news article regarding work being done by retired Director Carolyn DeMoranville on the degree day model for cranberry.

There are currently no upcoming events.