UMass Cranberry Station

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Carolyn DeMoranville Carolyn J. DeMoranville

Station Director / Extension Associate Professor
Cranberry Plant Nutrition

UMass Extension Agriculture and Landscape Program, Cranberry Team
Affiliation: Adjunct appointment in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture


Ph.D. (Plant and Soil Science), University of Massachusetts, 1992
M.Sc. (Biology), Yale University, 1983
M.Sc. (Botany), University of Maryland, 1979
B.Sc. (Botany Honors), University of Massachusetts, 1976

Research and Extension Interests

  • Water quality
  • Nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium management in cranberry production.
  • Cold tolerance/hardiness and frost protection.
  • Water management interactions with pest control and plant nutrition.
  • Cranberry plant phenology and developmental physiology.
  • Sustainable production.
  • Plant and soil nutrient standards for cranberry production.
  • Fertilizer use guidelines for Massachusetts cranberry production.
  • Best Management Practices Guides for cranberry production.

Selected Publications

DeMoranville, C. 2012. Reducing phosphorus use in cranberry production: horticultural and environmental implications. Acta Horticulturae, in press.

Jeranyama, P., C. DeMoranville, and J. Waddell. 2012. Using Canopy Temperature, Soil Tension and Moisture Measurements as Tools in Cranberry Irrigation. Acta Horticulturae, in press.

Sandler, H. A., C. J. DeMoranville, F. L. Caruso, M. M. Sylvia, A. L. Averill, and J. Vanden Heuvel. 2012. Increasing Sustainability of Massachusetts Cranberry Production through Cultural Management of the Vine Canopy. Acta Horticulturae, in press.

Zhang, F., Z. Wei, P. Jeranyama, C. DeMoranville, and H. J. M. Hou. 2011. A significant loss in photosynthetic activity associated with the yellow vine syndrome of cranberry. HortScience 46(6):901-907.

Sandler, H. A., C. J. DeMoranville, and W. R. Autio. 2011. Fertilizer regime and weed pressure minimally influence leaf tissue nutrient levels during cranberry vine establishment. Communication in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 42(10):1209-1222.

Wei, Z. , P. Jeranyama, F. Zhang, C. DeMoranville, and H. Hou. 2010. Probing the mechanisms of the yellow vine syndrome development in cranberry: shade effect. HortScience 45(9): 1345-1348.

Suhayda, B., C. J. DeMoranville, H. Sandler, W. R. Autio, and J. E. Vanden Heuvel.  2009. Sanding and pruning differentially impact canopy characteristics, yield and economic returns in cranberry. HortTechnology 19: 796-802.

Sandler, H. A. and C. J. DeMoranville.  2009.  Economic analysis of nitrogen rate on vine production and fruit yield of pruned cranberry beds.  HortTechnology 19(3):572-579.

Vanden Heuvel, J. E. and C. J. DeMoranville. 2009. Competition between vegetative and reproductive growth in cranberry. HortScience 44(2):322-327.

DeMoranville, C., B. Howes, D. Schlezinger, and D. White. 2009. Cranberry phosphorus management: How changes in practice can reduce output in drainage water. Acta Horticulturae 810:633-640.

Davenport, J. R. , C. DeMoranville, and T. Roper. 2009. Evaluation of six different soil test phosphorus extraction methods for relationship with cranberry. Acta Horticulturae 810:627-632.

Jeranyama, P. and C. DeMoranville. 2009. Gas exchange and chlorophyll content of cranberry under salt stress.  Acta Horticulturae 810:753-758.

Hunsberger, L. K., C. J. DeMoranville, W. R. Autio, and H. A. Sandler. 2006.  Uniformity of sand deposition on cranberry farms and implications for swamp dodder control.  HortTechnology. 16 (3): 488-492.

DeMoranville, C. J. 2006. Cranberry best management practice adoption and conservation farm planning in Massachusetts.  HortTechnology. 16(3):393-397.

Hunsberger, L., W. Autio, C. DeMoranville and H. Sandler. 2006. Mechanical removal of summer dodder infestations and impacts on cranberry yield. HortTechnology. 16(1): 78-82.

DeMoranville, C.J., H.A. Sandler, D.E. Shumaker, A.L. Averill, F.L. Caruso, M.M. Sylvia, and D.M. Pober. 2005. Fall flooding for management of cranberry fruitworm (Acrobasis vaccinii) and dewberry (Rubus hispidus) in Massachusetts cranberry production. J. Crop Protection 24:999-1006.

DeMoranville, C. J. 2004. The 'Early Black' cranberry. J. Amer. Pomological Soc. 58(3): 126-128.

Roper, T.R., A.R. Krueger, C.J. DeMoranville, N. Vorsa, J. Hart, and A.P. Poole. 2004. Rate of ammonium uptake by cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.) vines in the field. HortScience 39(3): 588-590.

Sandler, H.A., C.J. DeMoranville, and W.R. Autio. 2004. Economic comparison of initial vine density, nitrogen rate, and weed management strategy in commercial cranberry. HortTechnology 14(2):267-274.

Davenport, J.R. and C.J. DeMoranville. 2004. Temperature influences nitrogen release rates in cranberry soils. Hort Science 39:80-83.

Hanson, E., C.J. DeMoranville, B. Little, D. Mc Arthur, J. Painchaud, K. Patten, T. Roper, N. Vorsa, and D. Yarborough. 2000. Chemical characterisitics of water used for cranberryproduction. HortTechnology 10:603-607.

DeMoranville, C. J. and J. R. Davenport. 1997. Phosphorus forms, rates, and timing in Massachusetts cranberry production. Acta Hort. 446:381-388.

Davenport, J. R., M. T. Pitts, W. Provance, and C. J. DeMoranville. 1997. Influence of soil iron and aerobic status on phosphorus availability in cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.) soils. Acta Hort. 446:369-379.

Averill, A. L., M. M. Sylvia, C. C. Kusek, and C. J. DeMoranville. 1997. Flooding in cranberry to minimize insecticide and fungicide inputs. Amer. J. Alternative Agric. 12(2):50-54.

DeMoranville, C. J., J. R. Davenport, K. Patten, T. R. Roper, B. C. Strik, N. Vorsa, and A. P. Poole. 1996. Fruit mass development in three cranberry cultivars and five production regions. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 121:680-685.

Roper, T. R., K. D. Patten, C. J. DeMoranville, J. R. Davenport, B. C. Strik, and A. P. Poole. 1993. Fruiting of cranberry uprights reduces fruiting the following year. HortScience 28:228.

Davenport, J. R., and C. J. DeMoranville. 1993. A survey of several soil physical characteristics of cultivated cranberry bog soils in North America. Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 24:1769-1773.

Strik, B. C., Roper, T. R., DeMoranville, C. J., Davenport, J. R., and A. P. Poole. 1991. Cultivar and growing region influence return bloom in cranberry uprights. HortScience. 26:1366-67.