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
Reddish discoloration appears where the scale have been feeding. This is a massive infestation.
TerraGator Sanding at State BogApril 18, 2017
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.
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DeMoranville interviewed about affects of climate change on cranberriesOctober 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.