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Cranberry Station News

  • Construction has begun!

    September 30, 2021

    Construction has started at the UMass Cranberry Station. During the first week of September, the main initial activity has been site preparation for the new building. J.J. Cardosi, Inc. (Riverside, Rhode Island) was awarded the contract to oversee and conduct the renovation of the existing Lab Building, re-roofing the current Administrative Building and the construction of the new building. The renovation of the Lab Building will include upgrades to the ventilation and water systems, creation of new lab facilities and IT improvements. The new building will be approximately 5,000 square feet and house the administrative staff, faculty offices and a new meeting room that overlooks the bog.

    We will be open during construction, but it will be a busy place and there may be intermittent times when the building(s) might not be accessible.  There will also be periods of time that we will have no phones, internet, electricity, or water so please be patient with us. We will try and post outages and lack of accessibility to building(s) here so please check for information and updates. 

    In mid October our phone system will be out of service! Please contact faculty and staff via their email or cell phone.  This information can be found here. Thank you for your patience.

  • 2021-2023 UMass Cranberry Chart Book

    The 2021-2023 UMass Cranberry Station Chart Book is now availabe for contactless pickup!
  • Reddish discoloration appears where the scale have been feeding.

    Summer Scale

    Reddish discoloration appears where the scale have been feeding. This is a massive infestation.

  • TerraGator Sanding at State Bog

    April 18, 2017
    On April 10th, the Stevens sections of State Bog were sanded on the vines using a TerraGator.  Huge thanks to Matt Beaton of Sure Cran Services for providing the equipment and operator and to Glenn Reid and the A.D. Makepeace Company for providing the sand.  Aerial video was shot that day by Ryan Wicks of UMass Amherst and can be viewed on our Facebook Page.  Some ground-level video shot by Carolyn DeMoranville can be viewed on our YouTube channel.
  • International Innovations

    Expert agricultural scientist Dr Hilary Sandler introduces her novel collaborative efforts wth growers to improve cranberry production in Massachusetts, USA, and address problems that adversely affect yield and fruit qualty.
    Download pdf of article

  • DeMoranville interviewed about affects of climate change on cranberries

    October 26, 2015

    Higher temperatures and changing rain patterns could affect the state’s cranberry crop in the years ahead, Carolyn DeMoranville, director of the Cranberry Station in Wareham, told the Cape Cod Times. With the climate expected to warm in the decades to come, farmers can expect more insects and more fungal and other plant diseases.