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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

UMass Pesticide Safety Training

Please see Events Page for more info on our Annual Pesticide Safety meeting in April.

Worker Protection Standard Handler Trainings

Please see Events page for Spring WPS training dates.

Holiday Closure

The Station will be closed Monday, February 19, 2018 in observance of President's Day.

Final Photos of 2017 Fall Frost Tolerance Have Been Posted
Stevens cranberry at Rosebrook Bog

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.