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Cranberry Station News

Respirator Training

One Pesticide Recertification Credit: Respirator requirements, training, medical evaluation and how to fit test. Monday, March 18, 2019 or Monday, April 15, 2019, Cranberry Station Library 8:00-10:00am. $40/per person. Space is limited to 25 seats so please register and bring your respirator. For more information please click here.

UMass Cranberry Station Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Handler Trainings

Worker Protection (WPS) Training for cranberry workers in the handler category for Spring 2019 will be held at the Cranberry Station from 2:00pm-4:00pm on the last Wednesday of the month in March, April, May and June. For more information click here.

UMass Pesticide Safety Training

The UMass Pesticide Safety Training (4 contact hours) will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 8:00am - 12:00pm at the Rosebrook Event Center, TownePlace Suites Marriott, Wareham, MA. For more information click here.

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.


MDAR Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Train the Trainer

For more information about the course offered at the Cranberry Station by MDAR on March 6, 2019, click here.

First Fall Frost Tolerance Sheet for 2018
Ben Lear fruit

The first fact sheet for showing fall 2018 frost tolerances has been posted. 

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.

Summer Scale

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

Degrees Days and Dormancy discussed

Please click here to read a news article regarding work being done by retired Director Carolyn DeMoranville on the degree day model for cranberry.