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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

Wareham Facility Construction Bids Open Now
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The UMass Cranberry Station in East Wareham, the 100-year-old premier research facility on cranberry production, is due to get a laboratory infrastructure upgrade and addition in the next 18 months or so. Funded with $5.75M from the Commonwealth and $2M from UMass Amherst, the construction project is now open for bids. Bid documents available here. General bids are due on June 9.  Sub-bids are due on May 26. There are walk-through times available, sorted by work type, on May 13. 

Virtual Grower Lunchtime Bogside Workshop

We have scheduled 2 virtual grower lunchtime bogside workshops on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 and Wednesday, June 9, 2021. For more information click here.

2021 Preliminary Keeping Quality Forecast

The 2021 forecast is for FAIR preliminary keeping quality.  To read more about the forecast click here.

2021 Frost Tolerance Reports

The Spring 2021 Cranberry Frost Tolerance Reports have begun! To get the current frost tolerance report click here.