||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.
HOT OFF THE PRESSES:
• A second April Newsletter was published and is now available.
• Frost Tolerance photos from April 22, 2014 are now posted on the Frost Tolerance page.
• Please click here for the current IPM message.
• The March 2014 Weather is now available.
• Presentations from the April Pesticide Safety Training are now available on Scholarworks. Also a couple of informational points are available here.
• The 2014 Chartbook has been mailed out to newsletter subscribers, and copies are now available here at the Station. You can also download a copy from our Chartbook page by clicking here.
• A Bogside Workshop discussing Insects and Dodder will be held here at the State Bog on Tuesday May 13, 2014, with a raindate of Wed. May 14th. There is no fee for this program, and 2 credits may be available. Please see our calendar page for more information.
• Dates for the 2014 Worker Protection Trainings are now posted on our Calendar page.
• Don't forget, University policy states that you must renew your subscription EACH YEAR. Sign up here.
• The publication "Pollination and Conserving Bee Habitat" is now available for free online. Please click here to download it from our fact sheet page.
• New Fact sheet: Reducing Costs in Cranberry Management is available for download from our Publications list.
• Prices have been slashed on 100th anniversary items: t-shirts and polo shirts. Stop in to see what we have!
• A Cranberry Health Research Center was established at UMass Dartmouth. This endeavor is funded by the UMass President's Office Science and Technology Initiative. Learn more about the Center at their website: Click Here
• For information on the UMass Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Training Program, go to www.youtube.com/UMEXTAgland. The videos teach farmers strategies for controlling food safety hazards for production, havest, and post-harvest handling. Growers can prepare for GAP certification process.
• In 2010, the Cranberry Station celebrated its 100th anniversary. Donations to the endowment are still being accepted.