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Cranberry Station News

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.

2017 Pesticide Recertification Training Workshops - Wareham & Taunton, MA

UMass Extension Pesticide Education Program is sponsoring 2 days for Recertification Training Workshops in Wareham and Taunton, MA.  For detailed information see the Events page.

Two ​contact ​hours ​for ​each ​two ​hour ​workshop

This is the link for Wareham - Tuesday March 21 at Rosebrook Townplace Suites Marriot, Wareham, MA
https://www.regonline.com/registration/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1961870 

Here is the link for Taunton - Wednesday March 29 at Holiday Inn, Taunton, MA
https://www.regonline.com/registration/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1963051

 

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. 

EPA WPS Train the Trainer Sessions

UMass Extension Pesticide Education Program is sponsoring three train-the trainer workshops on the EPA Worker Protection Standard.  For full information click here.

This is the registration form for the sessions:

WPS Registration Form 2017.

Bring Pesticide License

Attending the January 18 meeting?? New Requirement to Get Contact Hours.  Be sure to bring your current Pesticide License and ID to the UMass Update Meeting on January 18, 2017.  You must have your license to receive your paperwork for contact hours at the meeting.

Carolyn DeMoranville interviewed on WCAI

Dr. Carolyn DeMoranville was a guest on the November 21st edition of WCAI radio's Living Lab program.  A summary of the conversation, including a link to the audio of the interview, may be viewed here.

UMass Amherst is searching for the next Director of the UMass Cranberry Station

The University of Massachusetts Cranberry Station is seeking an experienced scientist, innovative leader and Extension educator for a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure appointment as Extension Associate or Full Professor and Director of the Station.

IPM Messages for 2016 now available

The IPM Message for Late September- early October 2016 has been posted.  To view it and past reports, click on IPM Message in the "Quick Links" on the home page.

 

Please note: the IPM message is being updated “as needed” rather than on a particular day so that we can keep you posted when we hear about breaking issues.  Check this page to see if there is an update or follow Erika Saalau Rojas on Twitter (https://twitter.com/esaalau) - she will tweet an alert when the IPM message changes.

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