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Training Workshops to prepare for Pesticide Applicator License Exams to be held at the Station February 10-11 and April 12-13, 2011. To register, contact Natalia Clifton at 413-545-1044.
Cranberry Station celebrates 100th anniversary with endowment.
April 8, 2010 - Now available online by clicking on the name of the publication: Reduced Risk and Organophosphate Replacement Insecticides in Cranberry 2010 and Winter Moth Factsheet 2010.
March 4, 2010 - The 2010 Chart Book is now available online. It is by section under "Grower Services", "Chart Book" and then the section you wish to access. We plan to mail out the actual books to everyone on our mailing list the week of March 24, 2010.
12/9/09 December newsletter now available. Includes Notes from the Seventh Annual Cranberry Summit, Winter Meeting Agenda and Sign-Up, 2010 Newsletter Renewal Form, and Pesticide Training Workshop Dates.
10/7/09 In response to concerns about recent contamination outbreaks for tomatoes and spinach, the USDA Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Training Program will be offered on December 3, from 12:45-4:45 at the Cape Codder in Hyannis. This program is sponsored by UMass Extension, UMass Department of Nutrition and the MA Dept. of Agricultural Resources. For details, click on the link above. There is also a second session of the same workshop at the New England Vegetable and Fruit conference in New Hampshire on December 14. Both sessions require preregistration. Information available at the links.
10/6/09 Now available by clicking on the link: Cranberry Bog Best Management Practices in Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina) Habitat. This BMP was a joint effort between the Natural Heritage Endangered Species Program, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife with editors: Natural Resources Conservation Service and the University of Massachusetts Cranberry Station.
9/11/09 September 2009 newsletter now available. Includes information about Yellow Vine, Fall Fertilizer, Quinstar 4L for dodder control, NACREW meeting, Water Management Act, and Soil and Tissue Testing.
9/9/09 Now available from the Natural Heritage Endangered Species Program- Cranberry Bog Best Management Practices in Eastern Box Turtle Habitat. The BMP is designed to help preserve turtle habitat around cranberry farms. Cranberry growers can read the guideline that will help to minimize risks to Eastern Box Turtles, and maybe even enhance their habitat, without negatively impacting bog operations or productivity.
9/9/09 Soil and Tissue Testing
For the UMass lab tissue testing instruction sheet with prices (you want "with Nitrogen")
For the UMass testing lab -- soil test pamphlet (you want test "C")
For the UMass testing lab home page -- complete list of services
6/15/09 June newsletter now available. Includes information about Avaunt, Delegate, leaf drop, EBDC fungicides, Twilight Bogside Workshop on June 17th, Final Keeping Quality Forecast and the Section 18 Emergency Exemption for QuinStar 4L.
6/12/09 Growers using QuinStar 4L need to fill out an applicator's report and return it to MDAR by November 30, 2009.
6/11/09 Section 18 Emergency Exemption for the use of QuinStar 4L (quinclorac) for postemergence control of dodder was granted June 10, 2009. QuinStar 4L is distributed by Albaugh Inc. and may be purchased from local ag suppliers. You must have a copy of the label in your possession to apply the product. Labels can be obtained at local ag suppliers or by calling the Cranberry Station. A PDF of the label is available on this website. The label expires July 31, 2009. The fact sheet is also available on this website.
5/20/09 The second May newsletter is now available. Includes information on two Bogside Workships, Worker Protection Trainings, Check for Bugs Now, and results of the 2008 Callisto Grower Survey.
5/12/09 The results of the Callisto survey are now available.
5/7/09 May Newsletter now available. Includes Weed Management Notes; Winter Moth; Pathological Thoughts; New Reduced Risk and Organophosphate Replacement Insecticides in Cranberry 2009; and Cranberry Station Bogside Workshops.
4/28/09 We have submitted a Section 18 Emergency Exemption request to EPA for the use of an herbicide for dodder control. No approval has been granted as of yet. We hope to hear by mid-late May from EPA and will alert the grower community when we get any news.
4/28/09 Chemigating Callisto. Use 0.25% v:v solutions of NIS or 1% COC even when chemigating Callisto. Cutting back on the amount of NIS or COC may reduce the efficacy of the herbicide. For NIS, use 1 qt per 100 gallons water; for COC, use 1 gallon per 100 gallons water. Please contact Hilary if you have questions - 508-295-2212 x 21 or email@example.com.
4/7/09 April Newsletter now available. Includes Bogside Workshops, Worker Protection Trainings, and Preliminary Keeping Quality Forecast.
3/24/09 The 2009 Chart Books are online and were mailed this week.
3/23/09 Further information on Callisto can be found at the end of the Weed section of the 2009 Chart Book.
3/10/09 MDAR approved the use of Callisto via chemigation in late February; this Special Local Needs label is valid for MA only. Click here for a copy of the 24(c) label. Callisto cannot be applied before bud break. Ensure that half-heads and screens are in place prior to usage.
2/20/09 February Newsletter Now Available. Includes Pesticide Safety Training registration form.
1/27/09 Hot Off The Press! CP-08, "Cranberry Production, A Guide for Massachusetts" is now available from the station. This publication provides information on many aspects of cranberry production practices and will be an excellent reference guide for daily decision-making in the field. This publication is a valuable resource for growers and cranberry-o-philes, alike. Follow the link to "Grower Services", then "Publications" to find the order form.
1/27/09 For dates and information about the UMass two-day workshop to prepare for your pesticide license exam, click here.
11/08 November newsletter
07/08 July newsletter
06/08 June newsletter
05/12/08 Kerb Update: EPA has denied our application to use Kerb for 2008. It is unlikely that we will receive additional section 18s for Kerb in the future. Management options are discussed in the May Newsletter. If you have gotten some control with Casoron applications in the past and and would normally apply Casoron in May, you should seriously consider applying Casoron at your earliest opportunity, depending on when you have applied it in the past.
05/12/08 EPA Denies Approval of Section 18 for Use of Kerb in 2008.
05/08 May newsletter
02/08 February newsletter
01/08 January newsletter
04/26/07 Section 18 Emergency Exemption for Kerb is Approved! We have received the revised labels from the registrant. Paperwork will be available from local ag dealers or the Cranberry Station. It is now legal to purchase and use Kerb.
07/21/06 Diazinon 14G is Approved for use in Cranberry for Management of Cranberry
06/29/06 JOB OPENING. Farm and Grounds Manager at UMass Cranberry Station. Applications are being accepted until July 28.
05/09/06 May Newsletter
05/08/06 2006 Chart Book Now Available as PDF
05/04/06 Read about Cranberry Grower Perspectives on Dodder Management at www.americanfruitgrower.com (click on "May 2006 Bonus Coverage").
05/05/06 Germinated Dodder Found on State Bog on Thursday May 4, 2006. Many seedlings were found on a warm edge of Howes. Growers should be inspecting to determine if dodder is germinating on their bogs.
04/11/06 Section 18 Permit Granted for Use of Kerb on Cranberries. The 2006 label is available at points of distribution and the Cranberry Station. Conditions of use are the same as in 2005. The Section 18 expires June 15, 2006. For details on use and other info, click here.
04/07/06 April Newsletter with Corrected Keeping Quality Forecast
03/22/06 2006 Chart Books going out in the mail today
03/20/06 Pesticide Safety Training, April 5, 2006 (4 contact hours)
03/09/06 February Weather Summary now available. March to be available soon.
02/23/06 February Newsletter
02/10/06 January 2006 Weather
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