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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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Bogside Workshops: We have two Bogside Workshops scheduled for 2015. Please click here to see more information on our calendar page.

Demonstration of drainage tile, update of insect pests, weed management, and planning your fungicide program
May 12th, 9 AM to 12 Noon
Location: Edgewood Headquarters, 73 Tremont St. Carver, MA
Two pesticide contact hours in category 30

Timing for first fungicide and first fruitworm
June 9th, 8 AM to 10 AM
Location: State Bog, UMass Cranberry Station, 1 State Bog Road
Two pesticide contact hours in category 30

JUST OFF THE PRESSES:

Frost tolerance photos as of April 23rd, are now available here.

• The IPM message is now active and updated as of April 27th. Please call: 508-295-2212 ext 60, or click here to visit the IPM page.

• The 2015 Chartbook is available online here. The final print copies have arrived from the printer and are now available at the Station. If you are on the newsletter list, a copy has been mailed out to you.

• The current Newsletter dated April 9,2015 is now available. It includes the Preliminary Keeping Quality Forecast as well as info on fungicide resistance, weed control and late water.

• The March 2015 Weather is now available.

• Presentations from our 2015 meetings (January Cranberry Management Update and April Pesticide Safety Training) are now posted on our digital library site: Scholarworks.


IMPORTANT DATES:

Worker Protection Training dates (April 29, May 27 and June 24, 2-4 pm) have been set for 2015 here at the Station. Please see our calendar page for more info.

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


OTHER NOTES:

• 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.

• 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.

     
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