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Umass Cranberry Station cranberries

Crop Information Overview

Many people think of Massachusetts when they think of cranberries. Cranberry farming started on Cape Cod in the mid-1800's and Massachusetts continues to grow an excellent crop of native berries. Massachusetts ranks second in the nation in cranberry production with more than 14,000 acres in production. Importantly, the cranberry industry helps to conserve open space since growers own more than 60,000 acres of uplands that are associated with their farms. There are many ways to experience the health of cranberry as well as the natural beauty of the cranberry harvest.

In this section, you will find the:
IPM Message,
Weather Summaries
,
Frost Tolerance
,
Soil & Tissue Testing,
Keeping Quality Forecast,
Crop History
,
How Cranberries Grow and
Recipes.

We currently have three YouTube videos on Flame Cultivation:

Intro: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2BLHhCWgOE
Torch Info: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlPND6HDx6g
Summary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT5S5z4HqF0

 

 

raking cranberries, wet harvest

 

 

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