||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:
• Presentations from the April Pesticide Safety Training are now available on Scholarworks. Also a couple of informational points are available here.
• Frost Tolerance photos from April 14, 2014 are now posted on the Frost Tolerance page.
• Please click here for the current IPM message.
• The April Newsletter is now available. It includes the Preliminary Keeping Quality Forecast for 2014.
• 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.
• Don't forget, University policy states that you must renew your subscription EACH YEAR. Sign up here.
• Dates for the 2014 Worker Protection Trainings are now posted on our Calendar page.
• 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.
• The February 2014 Weather is now available.
• 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.