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Cranberry Station News

Cranberry Station Update

To comply with both University, State, and National guidance procedures regarding social distancing during the Corona virus outbreak, the UMass Cranberry Station will be closed until further notice.  All the staff and faculty are working remotely and are available by phone, email or other conferencing platforms. Please go to this link for our contact information:


April 4 Respirator Training with Marty is postponed until further notice.

April 15 Pesticide Safety Meeting is postponed until further notice.

All other in-person meetings are postponed until further notice.

Frost tolerance evaluations are still planned (once GDD have reached the threshold that indicates observations should begin). Please contact Peter Jeranyama for more information.


Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Handler Trainings

Worker Protection Standard (WPS) handler trainings have been scheduled for the following Wednesdays, April 29th, May 27th and June 24th at the Cranberry Station Library. For more information click here.


Fall Frost Tolerance Report

The Fall Frost Tolerance Report has begun!  Please click here to view the September 4, 2019 report.

Reporting Kerb Use for 2019 in MA

The Emergency Exemption granted by EPA expires June 30, 2019.  MDAR requires that all applications are reported to them by November 30, 2019.  Labels and MDAR reporting forms are available by clicking here.

Cranberry Frost Tolerance Reports

The Spring 2019 Cranberry Frost Tolerance Reports have started. To access weekly reports click here.

2019 Final Keeping Quality Forecast

The 2019 Final keeping quality forecast is GOOD. For more information click here.

Fall Frost Tolerances Photo Fact Sheet (2019)

The Fall Frost Tolerances Photo Fact Sheet for 2019 is now available. Click here to link to download.

Tune in to TickTalk with TickReport

A FREE live webinar series by Dr. Stephen Rich, Director of the UMass Laborator of Medical Zoology.  The second Wednesday of the month in February, March, April, May, and October 2019 from 12:00pm -1:00pm.  Preregistration is required to access webinars.


Click here for the full Webinar Schedule.


Tissue Nutrient Testing for Cranberries

If you plan to do tissue tests, collect your samples from mid-August through mid-September.  For more information click here or call the UMass Soil and Plant Nutrient Testing Laboratory at 413-545-2311.

Summer Scale

Summer generation scale infesting leaves and berries on the bog.  Please click here for pictures.