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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.  
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WEBINAR SERIES, sponsored by NE-SARE Professional Development Grant program, offered to "Train-the-Trainer" on Resistance Management. For more information and to register for the 4-part series, click here.

Lost Sprinkler Heads?
A Wareham Detective is looking for the owner of a 55 gallon barrel full of impact sprinkler heads. They are presumed to be stolen property recovered last week from a person known to the police. They have orange markings on them. If you have any information on the owner, call Marty at the Station (508-295-2212 x20) and she will get you the police contact info.

• Fact Sheet on Poverty Grass. Click here.

• The Station is proud to offer a new book available for purchase: Identification Guide for Weeds in Cranberries.

This guide unites high-quality photographs with descriptions for 144 weeds commonly found throughout the North American cranberry growing regions. It contains nearly 1,000 photographs that illustrate botanical characteristics of weed species at different stages of development.

* Descriptions of "Similar Species" are provided to aid in correct identification.
* The "Features Key" helps to narrow down the identity of an unknown plant to a few possible species.
* "Priority Ratings" gauge the impact of each weed and its potential to colonize and reproduce.

Please click here for a sample. The cost per book is $25 (wire bound book, plus $5 if shipped). Contact the Station by email or phone: (508) 295-2212 IPM Lab at ext 43 or the bookkeeper ext 12 to purchase.

• The current Newsletter dated November 9, 2015 is now available.

• The October 2015 Weather is now available.


• The annual Cranberry Management Update Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at a *NEW LOCATION*. It will be at the Rosebrook Events Center, TownePlace Suites Marriott in Wareham. Registration info is available here. Due to the Holiday on Monday, January 18th, the Station will be closed and there will be no registrations accepted on that day.

• Don't forget, University policy states that you must renew your subscription EACH YEAR. Sign up here.


• According to Barnstable County Extension Entomologist Larry Dapsis, the lone star tick is headed this way. For more information, please see articles in the Cape Cod Times and the Barnstable Patriot.

• If you click on a hyperlink from our website and are taken to a UMass "page not found" page, please try to refresh your browser first. If you continue to receive the error, please let us know.

• 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 The videos teach farmers strategies for controlling food safety hazards for production, harvest, 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.

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