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UMass Cranberry Station

The mission of the UMass Cranberry Station is to maintain and enhance the economic viability of the Massachusetts cranberry industry through research, extension and to serve the public welfare by supporting economic development and protection of the environment. We have specialists in Plant Pathology, Entomology, Environmental Physiology, Plant Nutrition/Cultural Practices, Weed Science/Integrated Pest Management, and Floriculture. The Cranberry Station, located in southeastern Massachusetts, is recognized as a leader in the United States and worldwide for research and outreach programs on cranberry culture.

Cranberry Station Phone System is Out of Service!

January 10, 2022

Due to construction at the Station, our phone system is currently out of service.


For general admininstrative information, contact:

Robyn Hardy at 413-800-7470 (e.g. meeting registrations/newsletters etc.) or

Director Hilary Sandler at (413) 800-6531. 


For financial issues, contact bookkeeper Dawna Gauvin at (508) 273-3365. 


Faculty and staff can be reached via their email or cell phone (if available).  This information can be found here. Thank you for your patience.

2022 UMass Cranberry Management Update Meeting

December 9, 2021

Our January 2022 UMass Cranberry Management Update meeting has been scheduled for two morning Zoom sessions, Wednesday, January 26, 2022, and Thursday, January 27, 2022. For more information click here.

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.