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Best Management Practice Guides (BMPs)

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In 2010, Massachusetts Farm Bureau and the MA Department of Food and Agricultural Resources  engaged the UMass Cranberry Station to revise and expand the existing BMP Guide and make it available as an on-line resource.  This greatly facilitates our ability to periodically revise and add practices as necessary.  Currently, the guide contains 29 practices.  All BMPs were re-formatted in 2010 such that each document is now consistent in style.  The year of the most recent revision of relevant content is listed after each BMP title.

Title
Intro and acknowledgements (2010)

CROP AND PEST MANAGEMENT BMPs

Disease Management (2010)
Integrated Pest Management (2010)
Insect Management (2010)
Managing Animal Damage (2010)
Nutrient Management (2010)
Organic Cranberry Management (2010)
Weed Management (2010)
Fresh Fruit Production (2003)
CULTURAL AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT BMPs
Composting Cranberry Leaves (2010)
Erosion and Sediment Control (2010)
Flood Management (2000)
Frost Management (2000)
Harvest and Post-harvest Management (2000)
Irrigation Management (2000)
On-farm Energy Conservation and Efficiency (2010)
Massachusetts Farm Energy Best Management Practices Guides Sponsored by MDAR - MFEP's guides include equipment specifications, costs and payback periods and renewable energy technologies (2012)
Pollinator Enhancement (2010)
Pruning (2010)
Sanding (2000)
Sprinkler System Design and Use (2010)
Water Control Structures (2000)
Water Resource Protection and Enhancement (2000)
PESTICIDE BMPs
Chemigation (2000)
Pesticide Applications (2000)
Pesticide Mixing and Loading (2000)
Pesticide Storage (2000)
Preventing and Responding to a Fuel or Oil Spill (1996)
RENOVATION AND CONSTRUCTION BMPS
Mineral Soil Bog Construction (2000)
Renovating Producing Cranberry Acreage (2000)
COMMUNITY BMPS
Neighbor to Neighbor (2010)
RESOURCES (2010)


 

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