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UMass Cranberry Station
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

TerraGator Sanding at State Bog

On April 10th, the Stevens sections of State Bog were sanded on the vines using a TerraGator.  Huge thanks to Matt Beaton of Sure Cran Services for providing the equipment and operator and to Glenn Reid and the A.D. Makepeace Company for providing the sand.  Aerial video was shot that day by Ryan Wicks of UMass Amherst and can be viewed on our Facebook Page.  Some ground-level video shot by Carolyn DeMoranville can be viewed on our YouTube channel.

2017 Frost Tolerance reports have begun
Ben Lear cranberry buds

Frost tolerance checks began on April 5th. After each tolerance check visit to Rosebrook Bog in Wareham, a report will be posted to the Craberry Station website. Click on the quick link for Frost Tolerance to see the reports.

2017 Chart Book now available

The 2017 Chart Book has been posted to the Cranberry Station website.  Hard copies are available to be picked up at the Cranberry Station (free). There is a $5.00 fee to have the book shipped to U.S. addresses.  There is an additional $5.00 purchase fee for non-Massachusetts residents.

Bring Pesticide License to April 27th meeting

Attending the April 27th meeting? New Requirement to Get Contact Hours.  Be sure to bring your current Pesticide License and ID to the UMass Update Meeting on April 27, 2017.  You must have your license to receive your paperwork for contact hours at the meeting.