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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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JUST OFF THE PRESSES:

• 24c approved for Callisto spot treatment and reduced adjuvant when chemigating. Click here for label.

• 2(ee) QuinStar label for shorter injection times can be found here.

• 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.

Highlights:
* 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.

Take advantage of the special introductory price of $20. Copies available at the Station. Please click here for a sample.

• The current Newsletter dated July 20, 2015 is now available.

• The IPM message is active and has been updated as of July 31st. Please call: 508-295-2212 ext 60, or click here to visit the IPM page.

• The June 2015 Weather is now available.


IMPORTANT DATES:

• We will be hosting a Workshop on Tuesday August 4 from 9:30-11 AM in the library at the Station. The purpose of the workshop will be to walk you through the highlights of the newly published 300-page weed ID guide and provide examples of weed characteristics that will help you ID weeds on your own. One (1) Pesticide credit is available.

The cost is $20 (cash or check payable to UMass) for the workshop and you will receive a copy of the guide. For planning purposes, please RSVP by either calling (508)295-2212 x10 or x21, or emailing Hilary.

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

• North American Cranberry Research and Extension Workers Conference (NACREW). 3-day meeting held every other year. The next meeting is scheduled for August 24-27, 2015 in Oregon. Info is available by visiting the Oregon Cranberry Growers Association website.


OTHER NOTES:

• 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.

Job opportunity: Technical Associate in the Physiology Dept. Please click here for more info.

• 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.

• 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, 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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