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2024 UMass Cranberry Management Update Meeting

Event date/time: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2024 - 7:30am to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Event location: 
AD Makepeace Meeting Room Cranberry Station
$50 per person, cash or check

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 

Meeting Payment Form

How to Participate: 

Please complete meeting payment form and return as soon as possible.

Registration Deadline: 
Friday, January 26, 2024 - 11:59pm
Contact's name: 
Robyn Hardy
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