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Cranberry Station News

  • 2021 Final Keeping Quality Forecast

    June 16, 2021
    The 2021 final forecast is for POOR keeping quality.  To read more about the forecast click here.
  • 2021 Frost Tolerance Reports

    April 12, 2021
    The Spring 2021 Cranberry Frost Tolerance Reports have begun! To get the current frost tolerance report click here.
  • IPM Message

    April 9, 2021

    The 2021 weekly IPM Message has begun! To read this week's message click here.

  • 2021-2023 UMass Cranberry Chart Book

    March 29, 2021
    The 2021-2023 UMass Cranberry Station Chart Book is now availabe for contactless pickup!
  • Cranberry Frost Tolerance Reports

    April 23, 2019
    The Spring 2019 Cranberry Frost Tolerance Reports have started. To access weekly reports click here.
  • Tissue Nutrient Testing for Cranberries

    September 10, 2018

    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

    August 28, 2018

    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.

  • 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