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Focus Areas


The cranberry entomology program follows two broad avenues, pursuing both basic and applied studies of insects.  The paths of these two avenues intersect frequently, thus adding not only to our understanding of an insect system, but also making significant contributions to sustainable cranberry cultivation in SE Massachusetts.  Specifically, work in the lab at the Cranberry Station is largely devoted to studies of the behavior, ecology, and management of insect pests of cranberry and blueberry. Read more »

Plant Pathology

Developing long-term, sustainable disease management approaches for the cranberry industry in MA is the major goal of the plant pathology program at the UMass Cranberry Station.  An important focus area is addressing short- and medium- term disease-related needs identified by Massachusetts cranberry growers. Read more »

Nutrient Management

The nutrient management program at the UMass Cranberry Station focuses on nutrient needs of the cranberry plant, environmental interactions, and cultural management of the cranberry system.  Read more »

Weed Science/IPM

The Cranberry Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Weed Science program develops and promotes the adoption of viable and effective solutions related to weed pests and IPM, mostly through applied research and outreach education.  Read more »

Plant Physiology

The Cranberry Plant Physiology program focuses on whole plant physiology and water use in cranberry irrigation and frost managment. Read more »

USDA ARS Hydrology at the Cranberry Station

The USDA-ARS (Agricultural Research Service) Hydrology program develops research that assists cranberry growers in land use management that protects and enhances the quality of water resources in southeastern Massachusetts. Read more »