Cranberry Station News
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.
The 2016 Cranberry Chart Book is now available in both print and online. Hard copies of the book can be picked up at the Cranberry Station or viewed online under the Publications heading.
UMass Extension Pesticide Education Program has announced 18 pesticide recertification training workshops for dates in March and April across the state. Follow this link for a list of dates and locations. http://www.umass.edu/pested/recertification/current_workshops.htm If you have any questions, please call the Pesticide Education office between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (M-F) at (413) 545-1044.
Presentations from our Annual Cranberry Management Update meeting can be found in our digital library, Scholarworks:
Expert agricultural scientist Dr Hilary Sandler introduces her novel collaborative efforts wth growers to improve cranberry production in Massachusetts, USA, and address problems that adversely affect yield and fruit qualty.
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Higher temperatures and changing rain patterns could affect the state’s cranberry crop in the years ahead, Carolyn DeMoranville, director of the Cranberry Station in Wareham, told the Cape Cod Times. With the climate expected to warm in the decades to come, farmers can expect more insects and more fungal and other plant diseases.