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.
IPM Message was updated on July 20th. Please click here or on the Quick Links to read more. Call the Station 508-295-2212x60 to listen to the message.
Current Positions Available
Spring Frost Tolerance 2018
Posting of bud tolerance images and information has begun for the 2018 season.
Extension Assistant Professor - Cranberry Agricultural Scientist
The UMass Cranberry Station invites applications for a full-time, 12 month, non-tenure track appointment as Extension Assistant Professor - Cranberry Agricultural Scientist. Click here to apply and for more information.
Extension Assistant Professor in Cranberry Plant Pathology
The UMass Cranberry Station invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure track appointment as Extension Assistant Professor in Cranberry Plant Pathology. Click here to apply and for more information.
Worker Protection Standard Handler Trainings
Please see Events page for Spring WPS training dates.
Final Photos of 2017 Fall Frost Tolerance Have Been Posted
The final fall frost tolerance sheet for 2017 has been posted. All cultivars have reached a deep maroon color and their deepest frost tolerance temperature. For Ben Lear and new Rutgers cultivars this tolerance is 24°F. Stevens tolerate 22°F at this stage until late October when some loss of tolerance accompanies extreme ripening and Stevens once more must be protected at 23°F. Early Black and Howes tolerate 23°F at the maroon stage. In some years, Howes have tolerated temperatures as low as 20°F at the maroon stage but this was not the case in all years.
Fall Frost Tolerance Checks Have Begun
The first frost tolerance report for the Fall 2017 season has been posted. After each tolerance check visit to Rosebrook Bog in Wareham, a report is posted to the Craberry Station website. The first fall 2017 visit was on September 5. Click the Frost tolerance quick link to view a list of reports for downloading.
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.
Click to see new pesticides labels