The UMass Cranberry Management Update meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, January 30, 2024, from 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM. This will be a hybrid meeting; you can choose to join via Zoom or in-person in the AD Makepeace Meeting Room, at the UMass Cranberry Station. In-person seating may fill up fast due to room capacity allowance. Please return the meeting form as soon as possible to get your preferred attendance choice. Registration fee is $50 per person; 4 pesticide credits are available (2 for morning session and 2 for afternoon session). To attend see attached meeting payment form.
Tuesday, January 30, 2024, 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
7:30 Check in starts, in-person coffee chat
7:45 Station Update and Politics of the day – Hilary Sandler
8:00 The Confusing Herbicide Labels – Hilary Sandler
8:20 Pesticide and MDAR Updates – Marty Sylvia
8:40 Leafhopper and Black Bug – Anne Averill
9:10 Addressing Cranberry Fruit Rot: Research Updates and Effective Solutions - Leela Uppala and Salisu Sulley
9:40 Herbicide Fine Tuning – Katie Ghantous
10:00 ----10-minute stretch, coffee break----
10:10 Irrigation and Nitrogen Fertilizer – Peter Jeranyama
10:30 Historic Frost Comparison – Sandeep Bhatti
10:45 New Cultivar Update – Giverson Mupambi
11:00 USDA/ARS Research Priorities – Casey Kennedy UMass/USDA
11:10 Helicopter vs Hand Cranked Fertilizer Apps – David Millar, UMass/USDA
11:30 Cranberry Bog “watersheds”; How They Vary and Why They Matter – Adrian Wiegman, UMass/USDA
11:45 Nitrogen Dynamics in Cranberry Farm Soils – Molly Welsh, UMass/USDA
12-1 Lunch Break on your own: Zoom takes a break, In-person may want to bring your lunch!
1:00 Weevil Update - Marty Sylvia
1:20 Pesticides, EPA, and the Future – Katie Ghantous
1:40 Phytophthora Root Rot Study Updates – Leela Uppala and Salisu Sulley
2:00 Vaccinium Scale, A Moving Target – Anne Averill
2:20 False Blossom, Guest Speaker Leslie Holland, WI Plant Pathology
Please complete meeting payment form and return as soon as possible.