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Cranberry Station News

24c Special Local Needs Labels Approved

MDAR approved Devrinol 2XT for use of multiple applications on new plants and the use of Intensity and Intensity ONE through chemigation. 

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EPA Denies Section 18 Petition for Kerb

EPA reviewed the Section 18 request for the use of Kerb 3.3 SC to control dodder and determined our petition did not provide information that establishes an "emergency condition".  In order to use a pesticide not labeled for use, a non-routine event must be described and substantiated to confirm that the pest problem rises to the level of an "emergency".  EPA acknowledged that while dodder may be a difficult pest to manage, it is a routine condition.

Thus, Kerb CANNOT be applied to cranberry bogs! It is an illegal application.  Any questions, please call me.

Hilary Sandler, x 21

TerraGator Sanding at State Bog

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.

Carolyn DeMoranville interviewed on WCAI

Dr. Carolyn DeMoranville was a guest on the November 21st edition of WCAI radio's Living Lab program.  A summary of the conversation, including a link to the audio of the interview, may be viewed here.

Presentations from January 2016 Cranberry Management Update meeting

Presentations from our Annual Cranberry Management Update meeting can be found in our digital library, Scholarworks:
http://scholarworks.umass.edu/cranberry_extension/

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.
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DeMoranville interviewed about affects of climate change on cranberries

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.

Identification Guide for Weeds in Cranberries

The Station has available for purchase: Identification Guide for Weeds in Cranberries.

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